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UVic team wins hybrid race-car contest in US

May 16, 2019   |   Times Colonist

"Using a unique electricity-storage design, a team of University of Victoria students took the checkered flag last week, winning a U.S. contest to design, build and race a hybrid-powered formula race car," writes the Times Colonist.

"The team of nine students from UVic was declared the winner Thursday of the 13th annual Formula Hybrid Competition, hosted every year by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in New Hampshire. ...

..."Dartmouth has continued with the hybrid qualification because it offers the best variety of engineering challenges for students. Mechanical engineers must co-operate with electrical engineers to come up with a design.

"'We don’t have the hybrid car vehicles because we think the design will be the answer to tomorrow’s transportation problems,' [Doug Fraser] said. 'But as an engineering challenge for students, it works really well.'"

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