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May 1, 2016 2:10 PM

Dartmouth College hosts hybrid competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON (AP) — Dartmouth College is launching its 10th annual Formula Hybrid Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

College engineering graduate and undergraduate students race electric and hybrid cars they designed. The competition runs Monday through Thursday and spectators are welcome.

The Formula Hybrid Competition is run by Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering. Twenty-eight teams from colleges around the world are registered to compete, including the contest's first all-female team — the 16-member Hot Wheelz — from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Last year's competition featured teams from universities in Canada and Bangalore, in addition to U.S. competitors.

Cars are judged on design, acceleration, handling and endurance, as well as energy efficiency and sustainability of materials used.

Admission is free.

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