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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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