Originally published December 14, 2011

Congratulations to MSOE’s 2010-11 SAE Formula Hybrid Team. As their senior design project, members of the team designed, fabricated and tested a Formula 1-inspired electric-hybrid race car. They repurposed 48 M28™ LITHIUM-ION Battery Packs from Milwaukee Electric Tool (the same battery packs found on common household tools) to power their car.

The students competed at the SAE Formula Hybrid International Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won first place in the Hybrid-Electric Class and the second place GM Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award. They also stopped in Indianapolis to participate in the Indy 500 Emerging Tech Day. While there, they took first place in the “Hybrids in Progress” Autocross!