SAE International Announces Results for 2012 Formula Hybrid Competition
WARRENDALE, Pa., May 10, 2012 - Following are from the SAE International Formula Hybrid™ competition held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH:
· Hybrid Class
o 1st – Brigham Young University*
o 1st - Universite de Sherbrooke*
o 3rd – Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
*Because the scores of the first two finishers in the Hybrid category were within 0.2% of one another, the organizers have decided to award two first place trophies for 2012.
· Battery Electric Class
o 1st – University of Kansas, Lawrence
o 2nd - Illinois Institute of Technology
o 3rd - Drexel University
For more information on the event, or for a list of full results, visit http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/hybrid/ .
Formula Hybrid™ is a design and engineering challenge for undergraduate and graduate college and university students. They must design, build, and compete an open-wheel, single-seat autocross vehicle. This vehicle must conform to a formula which emphasizes drive train innovation and fuel efficiency in a high-performance application. Formula Hybrid™ builds on the Formula SAE program and takes it to the next level. It adds a new layer of complexity and provides an additional technical challenge to student teams.
Formula Hybrid™ is part of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series™. Other competitions in the series include Baja SAE®, Aero Design®, Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Formula SAE® and Supermileage®.
SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series™ and AWIM curriculum won the National Science Foundation’s prestigious 2008 Public Service Award.
SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.
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