hev HEV Challenge

Each year, university teams compete in a variety of static and dynamic events that range from oral presentations to on-road vehicle testing to communications and business tactics. These static and dynamic events are judged by industry sponsors and professionals, both throughout the year and in-person at the year-end competition.

Event awards and winners:

Ground-Up Class

Year One (1992-1993)

  • Consumer Challenge – Cornell University
  • Best Emissions Test – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Best Performance Event – Cornell University
  • BOSCH Best Use of Electronics Award – Michigan State
  • SAE Design Excellence in Engineering Safety Award – Lawrence Tech
  • Cost Assessment Event – Cornell University
  • Best Overall Vehicle Efficiency – Washington State + University of Idaho
  • Best Acceleration – Washington State + University of Idaho
  • 1st Place – Cornell University
  • 2nd Place – University of California, Davis
  • 3rd Place – Michigan State University
  • 4th Place – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 5th Place – Lawrence Tech

Year Two (1993-1994)

  • 1st Place – University of California, Davis
  • 2nd Place – California State University, Pomona
  • 3rd Place – Lawrence Tech
  • 4th Place – Cornell University
  • 5th Place – University of California, San Luis Obispo

Year Three (1994-1995)

  • 1st Place – University of California, Davis
  • 2nd Place – Cornell University
  • 3rd Place – New York Institute of Technology
  • 4th Place – University of Washington + Idaho University
  • 5th Place – Lawrence Tech

Conversion Class

Year One (1992-1993)

  • Ford Escort
    • 1st Place – University of Alberta, Edmonton
    • 2nd Place  – Weber State University, Ogden
    • 3rd Place  – Concordia University
    • 4th Place  – Seattle University
    • 5th Place  – University of Illinois, Urbana
    • 6th Place  – West Virginia University
  • Best Acceleration – University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Best Emissions Event - Weber State University, Ogden
  • Commuter Challenge – University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Best Oral Presentation – Weber State University, Ogden
  • Best Cost Assessment - Weber State University, Ogden
  • Best Technical Report – Concordia University
  • Best Engineering Design – University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Best APU Efficiency Event – Concordia University
  • Best Electric Efficiency – Seattle University
  • BOSCH Best Use of Electronics Award – University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Overall Efficiency Event – West Virginia University
  • Against All Odds – U.S. Naval Academy

Year Two (1993-1994)

  • Ford Escort
    • 1st Place – Weber State University, Ogden
    • 2nd Place – University of Illinois, Urbana
    • 3rd Place – University of Alberta, Edmonton
    • 4th Place – University of Wisconsin
    • 5th Place – Jordan Energy Institute
    • 6th Place – Concordia University
  • Saturn Sedan
    • 1st Place – University of Maryland
    • 2nd Place – University of Western Ontario
    • 3rd Place – GMI / Kettering
    • 4th Place – University of Texas, Austin
    • 5th Place – Cedarville College
    • 6th Place – Western Michigan University

Year Three (1994-1995)

  • Ford Escort
    • 1st Place – University of Alberta, Edmonton
    • 2nd Place – Wayne State University
    • 3rd Place – University of Wisconsin
    • 4th Place – West Virginia University
    • 5th Place – U.S. Naval Academy
    • 6th Place – Penn State University
    • Best Application of Advanced Technology – Penn State University
    • Best Dynamometer Energy Efficiency – Wayne State University
    • Best Track Range – University of Alberta, Edmonton
    • Best Emissions Performance – Wayne State University
  • Saturn Sedan
    • 1st Place – California State University, Fresno
    • 2nd Place – California State University, Chico
    • 3rd Place – Ecole de Technologie Superieure
    • 4th Place – University of Western Ontario
    • 5th Place – University of Texas, Austin
    • 6th Place – GMI / Kettering University
    • Best Emissions Performance (tie) – California State University, Fresno and Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Best Dynamometer Energy Efficiency – Ecole de Technologie Superieure
    • Best Track Range – California State University, Fresno
  • Dodge Neon
    • 1st Place – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • 2nd Place – Texas Tech University
    • 3rd Place – Western Washington University
    • 4th Place – University of Florida
    • 5th Place – Virginia Tech
    • 6th Place – University of Michigan
    • Best Emissions Performance – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Best Use of Alternative Fuels – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Best Dynamometer Energy Efficiency – Texas Tech
    • Best Track Range – Western Washington University