UC Davis Joule


Joule is a 1996 Ford Taurus converted to a hybrid electric vehicle by students of the UC Davis FutureCar Project. The twelve schools selected to compete in the 1996 FutureCar Challenge were assigned the task of matching government and industry (PNGV) efforts to create a mid-size family sedan that attains 80 mpg while maintaining the performance, utility, and cost of a conventional car. At the 1997 FutureCar Challenge, Joule won many individual awards on its way to winning the competition overall.
1997 Joule Technical Report

Most Energy Efficient Vehicle Best Dynamic Handling
Lowest Vehicle Driving Losses Best Dev. and App. of Advanced Materials
First Place Overall Best Techinical Report