For EcoCAR2, the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team designed an ethanol-electric series hybrid. Three motors and an ethanol engine give the vehicle all wheel drive, the ability to run fully electric, and range extension using E85.
For the EcoCAR Challenge competition, I worked with the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team to build a hydrogen-electric hybrid vehicle. We integrated a GM fuel cell system, A123 battery pack, and two electric motors in to a Saturn Vue
Hey, Fab that you are an Engineering student at one of the best schools there is (well, after my alma mater, U of A ;-) Thanks for the skull, though my little project is not as awesome as being involved in a vehicle challenge! Good luck!