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Plug-In Formula Hybrid Racers Run the Gauntlet [Slide Show]

Italian racing team takes victory lap at this year's Dartmouth Formula Hybrid International Competition
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ROOKIE RACER

University of California, Davis , runs the autocross event. A first-year entrant, the team scored third place overall in the competition.....[ More ]

VICTORIOUS

The Italian team runs the autocross. With an advanced telemetry system, they took first place overall in the competition.....[ More ]

DID YOU HEAR SOMETHING?

The Politecnico di Torino, Italy, team captain Mario Chiera Di Vasco gives the thumbs up during the noise test.....[ More ]

TEXAS A&M

A competitor checks out the defending champion Texas A&M University 's car, getting a close look at the technology. This year, Texas came in a close second place, 3.4 points behind the first-place team, Politecnico di Torino , Italy.....[ More ]

READY TO STOP

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute mechanical engineering student Michael Kessler hits the track for his team's brake test.....[ More ]

EXIT STRATEGY

McGill University 's Ramtin Parvizi, an electrical engineering student, demonstrates a rapid egress test during mechanical inspection. From left to right: Gurdeepak Singh, mechanical engineering; Nestor Segura, mechanical engineering; Parvizi (in the air), electrical engineering; and Joey Odman, chemical engineering.....[ More ]

FASTEN YOUR BELTS

University of Manitoba team's Christian Fay, a third-year mechanical engineering student, fastens the belt on the transmission.....[ More ]

PIT CREW

University of Manitoba teammates troubleshoot the battery management system (BMS) and discuss options for replacing an unexpectedly destroyed circuit board on the car, which they call H2 . From left to right: Curtis Rafferty, fourth-year electrical engineering student; Robbie Brar, fourth-year electrical engineering student; and Tyler Listoe, third-year electrical engineering student.....[ More ]

PREPPING FOR THE NEXT EVENT

The Russian team disconnects batteries before getting to work in the welding station.....[ More ]

FROM RUSSIA, WITH SPEED

The Russian team from Moscow State Automobile & Road Technical University , SEG MADI Hybrid, pushes their car onto the track for test runs.....[ More ]

DARTMOUTH'S PENNY

The Dartmouth Formula Racing team's car, named Penny , runs the track during the autocross event, which tested maneuverability.....[ More ]

DARTMOUTH FORMULA RACING

Dave Linberg, foreground, and Dartmouth Formula Racing teammates torque the wheel nuts on the racecar prior to testing. Linberg is working toward a Bachelor of Engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering later this year.....[ More ]

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