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Media Alert - SAE International Supermileage Competition Slated for June 9-10

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 1, 2011 -

What:                Supermileage® – Hosted by Eaton Corporation since its inception nearly 30 years ago as a way to generate public awareness in the area of fuel economy, the Supermileage® competition offers a simple yet challenging goal: to build a one-person, fuel-efficient vehicle based around a small, four-cycle engine. (Engines are donated by Briggs & Stratton).  In this event, competitors don’t race against the clock or to a checkered flag; rather, the highest miles per gallon over the 9.6 mile course wins the event.

When:               June 9-10

Where:              Eaton Corporation Proving Grounds, 19218 B Drive South, Marshall, Mich.

More than 30 collegiate teams are entered in this year’s competition. Defending champion for the competition is Universite’ Laval, Quebec, Canada, with a fuel economy of 2,340 mpg and a total score of 2,620.

For more information on the competition, visit http://students.sae.org/competitions/supermileage/home.htm

For more information on SAE’s Collegiate Design Series, visit http://students.sae.org. For press credentials or more information, please email pr@sae.org .

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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