Plug in vehicle advocacy group Plug In America has given $15,000 each to four California schools for their 2009 Formula Hybrid race vehicle programs. The money comes from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and will be used to build and design the small plug-in racers (2007 teams and vehicles seen above). The four schools are:
- Cal Poly Pomona
- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- UC Irvine
The race, officially called the Formula Hybrid International Competition, takes place early next month (May 4-6) in Loudon, New Hampshire. The Formula Hybrid race developed out of the Formula SAE competition in 2003 after Dartmouth College students discovered that the SAE race disallowed hybrids, PIA said in their press release (pasted after the jump).
Gallery: Formula Hybrid
[Source: Plug In America]
Photos Copyright 2007 Jay Friedland
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