Hybrid Electric Car on Display at S&E Library

L to R: Ryan Revilla, Ritwik Ghosh, Leonardo Costello.

The Science & Engineering Library is proud to display another student-designed and –built engineering project: the third-place finisher in the 2009 formula Hybrid International Competition. The car, named TR-9E (for Triton Racing ’09 electric), was built by a team of 16 students in the Society of Automotive Engineers at UCSD, to conform to a strict set of rules that promote drivetrain innovation and fuel efficiency. A Formula Hybrid vehicle must use at least 15% less energy than a comparable standard Formula SAE racecar operated under the same conditions.

During the 2008-2009 school year, the students designed and built all aspects of the car and raced it against more than 30 college and university teams in the 2009 Formula Hybrid International Competition in Loudon, New Hampshire, placing third in its class of electric cars.

To learn more about the Society of Automotive Engineers at UCSD, or to become involved, visit sae.ucsd.edu.

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