More than 500 of North America’s top undergraduate and graduate engineering students will compete in the 18th annual Formula Hybrid + Electric event April 29 – May 2 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). A record 32 teams from across the United States and Canada designed and built earth-friendly hybrid and electric high-performance race cars over the last 10 months for the one-of-a-kind competition founded and hosted by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.

“The number of teams is a substantial increase over last year and a record for the competition’s history,” said Formula Hybrid + Electric’s Director Mike Chapman. “Over 10 years ago, we expanded to include a battery electric category, making Formula Hybrid + Electric the only collegiate competition in the world to host both a hybrid and an electric class. The majority of teams this year are competing with high-performance electric-only vehicles, which is considered to be the future of the automobile industry.”

The 14 new and 18 returning teams, comprised of four hybrid and 28 electric vehicles, will need to pass numerous technical and safety inspections in order to make it on to NHMS’s 1.6-mile full road course.

“[The most challenging part so far has been] rolling with the punches as students from all different levels on the team learn best engineering practices together,” said Dartmouth Formula Racing Captain Joe McInnis. “There are lows when something doesn’t go as planned, but even the smallest success can instantly make it all worth it.”

Many top engineering students engage in this technical competition not only to collaborate and learn from engineering challenges, but also for the chance to be scouted by top car manufacturers and high-tech companies from across the country including Tesla, Applied Materials, Vicor, MacLean-Fogg, AVL, ePropelled and Allegro MicroSystems. This year features expanded networking opportunities such as the virtual career fair, office hours, virtual racing challenge and receptions at the Vintage Racing Stable and New England Racing Museum.

“It’s amazing to watch these students at work as they prepare their race cars for the racetrack,” said New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager David McGrath. “They’re true professionals at work, just like the NASCAR teams who will be here working on their race cars in a couple months. This event provides valuable skills for these engineering students as they prepare for their career after graduation.”

Similar to the Formula SAE® competition, students compete in aspects of design, acceleration, handling and endurance of their vehicle while abiding by rules that minimize risk and preserve students’ freedom to innovate. Formula Hybrid + Electric teams, however, are faced with the additional challenge of optimizing both energy efficiency and sustainability of materials used in their cars. As a result, Formula Hybrid + Electric is the only competition that requires a unique collaboration between mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and computer scientists in the planning and building of their cars.

While the pandemic forced the cancellation of the on-track event in 2020 and 2021, virtual events were held, and the static presentation events were held via Zoom. The Virtual Racing Challenge was added in 2021 and was held on iRacing’s NHMS road course. The in-person competition returned to NHMS in 2022.

In 2018, Formula Hybrid was awarded one of the most coveted prizes in engineering education, the ABET Innovation Award. Formula Hybrid became Formula Hybrid + Electric in 2020 to better reflect that although it started as a hybrid-only event, there have been hybrid and battery-electric classes since 2012.

For outside spectators, Wednesday, May 1 is the best day to visit. The autocross and acceleration events run from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and it’s also Formula Hybrid + Electric School Visit Day when approximately 300 middle and high school students will enjoy expert-guided tours and talks with the teams. For more information and a complete schedule, visit

Teams Competing


Car No.


Team Name

Location of Institution


University of Wyoming

Wyoming Motorsports

Laramie, Wyoming, USA


Milwaukee School of Engineering

Mozee Motorsports

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


University of Victoria

UVic Hybrid

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


University of South Alabama

USA Jag Racing

Mobile, Alabama, USA

Electric Only

Car No.


Team Name

Location of Institution


University of Toronto

University of Toronto Formula Racing

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Racing

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Lawrence Technological University

Blue Devil Motorsports

Southfield, Michigan, USA


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

GOAT Fast Racing

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


University of Waterloo

Waterloo Electric Racing

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Northeastern University

Formula SAE Electric at Northeastern

Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Motorsports

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Dartmouth College

Dartmouth Formula Racing

Hanover, New Hampshire, USA


University of Vermont

Alternative Energy Racing Organization

Burlington, Vermont, USA


Tufts University

Tufts Electric Racing

Medford, Massachusetts, USA


Boston University

BU Racing

Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Princeton University

Princeton Electric Racing

Princeton, New Jersey, USA


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Formula Hybrid

Troy, New York, USA


Lafayette College

Lafayette Motorsports

Easton, Pennsylvania, USA


University of Maryland – College Park

Terps Racing EV

College Park, Maryland, USA


University of Guelph

Gryphon Racing

Guelph, Ontario, Canada


McGill University

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Dalhousie University

Dalhousie FSAE

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


U.S. Naval Academy


Annapolis, Maryland, USA


University of Akron

Zips Racing Electric

Akron, Ohio, USA


University of Kansas – Lawrence

Jayhawk Motorsports Electric

Lawrence, Kansas, USA


University of Texas at Austin

Longhorn Racing Electric

Austin, Texas, USA


San Diego State University

Aztec E Racing

San Diego, California, USA


Western Michigan University

Bronco Racing EV

Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA


Brigham Young University – Idaho

BYU – Idaho Viking Racing

Rexburg, Idaho, USA


Queen’s University

Queens Racing Formula SAE Team

Kingston, Ontario, Canada


Western University

Western Formula Racing (WFR)

London, Ontario, Canada


University of Cincinnati

Bearcat Electric Vehicle

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA