Alejandro Hernandez, right, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student at UC Davis and team captain of UC Davis Formula Hybrid, shows a visitor the features of the gas- and electric-powered car the team is building on campus. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Thousands of hours of work go into building the hybrid car, which is being readied for spring competitions. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
UC Davis mechanical engineering students Alejandro Hernandez, left, and Nicholas Hori check the fit on a newly installed part on the gas- and electric-powered car they are building to enter in speed and performance competitions this spring. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Team captain Alejandro Hernandez, left, and fourth-year mechanical engineering student Jon Redenius discuss how to reduce the weight of a sprocket for the hybrid car their team is building on campus. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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