Our team’s fundamental purpose is to annually compete in hybrid vehicle design competitions.

At the heart of our team’s work therefore, are the vehicles and hybrid technologies we design and annually put to the test through competitions. Our goals extend from placing highly at each competition, to pushing the boundaries of innovation in this field of automotive technology.

Formula Hybrid

The Formula Hybrid vehicle is currently under development for the competition in April 2016. This is an Open-Wheel Single-Seater Plug-in Hybrid Electric Race Car.

The team's Formula Hybrid vehicle concept

The team’s Formula Hybrid vehicle concept

EcoCAR 2

The previous vehicle was for the EcoCAR 2 Competition and took our team three years to develop (2011 – 2014).

The vehicle arrived at our garage as a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, and three years later, was transformed into a Multi-Regime Series-Parallel AWD Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

The UVic EcoCAR 2 vehicle outside the garage during testing right before Year 3 Competition in Michigan

The UVic EcoCAR 2 vehicle outside the garage during testing right before Year 3 Competition in Michigan

EcoCAR 1

Our team began with the EcoCAR 1 compeition, which ran from 2008-2011. The team converted the 2010 Saturn Vue into an AWD 2-Mode Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle.

The EcoCAR 1 in its final form before heading to competition in 2010.

The EcoCAR 1 in its final form before heading to competition in 2011.

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