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Popular Mechanics cited Dr. Frank as a pioneer in developing plug-in hybrids

Former CIA Director, James Woolsey, visited UC Davis Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Center

KVUE TV News interviewed Dr. Frank in a report about plug-in hybrid vehicles

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Team Fate is the name of Dr. Andy Frank's vehicle design group derived from the 1960's feature film The Great Race, in which Professor Fate continuously strives to thwart his opposition, never giving up, never surrendering.

For more than 25 years Team Fate has produced a number of advanced concept vehicles and control designs.

UC Davis is one of seventeen teams who will re-engineer a Chevrolet (GM) Equinox SUV to minimize energy consumption, emissions, and greenhouse gases while maintaining or exceeding the vehicle's utility and performance.

Our Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Design

The first tri-fuel plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle!

Technology

  • Plug-in hybrid
  • Turbo generator
  • Hydrogen fuel cell
  • Hydrogen injection
  Original
Equinox
Our
Equinox
Acceleration 0-60
9.1s
7.4s
Acceleration 50-70
4.9s
4.9s
Fuel Economy city
19 mpg
36.2 mpg
Fuel Economy hwy
25 mpg
38.7 mpg
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  • Signup for Mini-X after-school car design program
  • Join Mini-X car design club

and we'll give you hands-on car design experience.

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