Formula Imperial is a student formula-style vehicle design and manufacturing event. The event is formerly known as Hybrid Vehicle Challenge-HVC.
The objective of the challenge is to design and fabricate a hybrid vehicle or an electric vehicle or Combustion Vehicle under event design restrictions so as to give the chance to students demonstrate and prove their creativity and their engineering skills in comparison to teams from other universities or colleges around Asia.
Teams will use an IC engine and electric motor to run their vehicle which is called a hybrid formula vehicle or a vehicle that is charged from an electric source and propelled by electric drive only which is called an electric formula vehicle. 6th Formula Imperial-HVC also introduced Combustion Category in which formula Vehicle is propelled by IC Engine only.