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kWhr Data collected with Cruising Equipment Co. Kilowatt-Hour+ Meter Data prepared by Rick Proctor supplied by Ford. Sorted by overall placement.

kWhr Data collected with Cruising Equipment Co. Kilowatt-Hour+ Meter Data prepared by Rick Proctor supplied by Ford. Sorted by overall placement.

most efficient and generate the least pollution when running at highway speeds. In the stop-and-go of city traffic, however, the energy efficiency and zero emission qualities of the electric are preferred.

Two classes of vehicles competed in the 5 day HEV challenge: those that were built from the ground up (12 entries) and those that were converted Ford Escort Wagons (18 entries). Despite the fierce competition in the eleven categories scored, teams shared tools, information, and spare parts.

It seems as if every possible solution to designing an HEV was explored by these thirty Universities. Vehicles with DC motors were better represented than ones with ac motors. Battery voltages varied from 72 V to 394 V. The APU engines varied from a 250 cc Honda to the stock Ford Escort. Some systems ran in series (the APU powers the wheels through the electric motor) and others ran in parallel (the electric motor and the APU can supply power simultaneously). The level of workmanship varied from wire art to snakes.

Ford HEV Challenge Mileage and Efficiency Data

Cornell Univ. Univ. of Cal, Davis Michigan State Univ. Univ. of Tennessee Lawrence Tech. Univ. of Cal, Santa Barbara Cal Poly, Pomona Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Univ. of Alberta Weber State Univ. Concordia Univ. Seattle Univ. Univ. of Illinois Colorado School of Mines U.S. Naval Academy Colorado State Univ. Cal State Univ., Northridge Jordan College Energy Inst. Wayne State Univ.

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