what we do
The Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Enterprise is a three-year program to research, design, build, and test a state-of-the-art hybrid electric vehicle, based on a 1950 Chevrolet truck. Students will learn about the performance trade-offs of different types of hybrid powertrain architectures and components, program management, component/subsystem design and testing, and will gain valuable leadership skills, thereby providing them with a substantial advantage in the job market.
The Michigan Tech HEV team is comprised of a variety of students ranging from 1st year college students all the way up to graduate students and even on to numerous faculty advisers. This ensures that as the year’s progress and students move on, that knowledge can be passed down and younger students can learn and grow with the program. The team is an interdisciplinary collaboration among several departments, including Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science, and Computer Science. This diversity is immensely important so new ideas and resources can be best utilized.