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Drexel Formula Hybrid Team DrexElectric Places Third in Electric Category

May 4, 2012

Drexel University’s Formula Hybrid team, DrexElectric, won the third place in the Electric Only category at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Sixth Annual Formula Hybrid International Competition April 30 - May 3 at the Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

On Monday, the team received their first two qualification stickers that represented approval for the charger and preliminary electrical components of the car. Their success continued as they received final approvals to race their vehicle.

The team consisted of both Formula Hybrid club members and students, under the advisory of Dr. Kevin Scoles, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Dr. Tein-Min Tan, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM).

Seniors from ECE include Nathalie Capati, Norman Chan, Ian Gallagher (team captain), Adam Hollock and Yuen Kwan Lo. MEM’s seniors on the team include Ryan Garis, Nikolas Heid (team captain), Ahmad Hijazi, John Lang and Marwan Mahfooz.

The team also recently received an open invitation to compete in Italy this September and is working to complete a competitive car for the race.  

To learn more about the SAE Formula Hybrid Competition and for an updated list of the final scores, visit their official website.