Cal Poly's Series Hybrid Electric Vehicle for FutureTruck 2002 2003-01-1261
The Cal Poly Hybrid Design Team designed and implemented a conversion of a 2002 Ford Explorer to be a hybrid-electric vehicle. This conversion was done to compete in the 2002 FutureTruck competition. The FutureTruck competition brings together universities to modify a Ford Explorer to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions, while maintaining consumer acceptability. This year is Cal Poly's first year in the ongoing annual competition and, as such, our design is conservative and modular.