SAE International’s Annual Supermileage Competition
WARRENDALE, Pa., June 2, 2016 - What: SAE International’s Supermileage Collegiate Engineering
Where: Eaton Proving Grounds, Marshall, Mich.
When: June 9-10, 2016
Why: Student teams compete with ultra-high efficiency vehicles capable
of achieving 1,500 mpg or more.
Contact: Sarah Moore, The Millerschin Group,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-276-1970/cell: 248-505-
Credentials: Press credentials can be obtained by contacting Sarah Moore.
Digital Images: Photos will be available after the event.
MARSHALL, Mich. – SAE International’s Supermileage Competition has returned for its 37th consecutive year.
The Eaton-sponsored event generates public awareness of high-mileage fuel-efficient vehicles and promotes engineering career opportunities to students. The competition challenges participants to create a single person, fuel-efficient, one-cylinder engine vehicle to be tested on Eaton’s 1.6-mile test course.
Participants are encouraged to use advanced materials and technologies and creative designs to construct highly efficient vehicles. The most fuel-efficient vehicle over a 9.6-mile course wins the event.
Teams from 26 different colleges – including schools from the United States, Canada, Lebanon, Bangladesh and India – are scheduled to compete this year. India Gandi and Texas A&M will compete with all female team members.
Last year’s winning team was from Laval University in Quebec, Canada, which achieved 2,098 miles per gallon (mpg) with their student-designed and built vehicle. Michigan Technological University, one of three Michigan colleges and universities that competed last year and took fourth overall by achieving 793 mpg, also will participate this year. The winner in the inaugural 1980 event achieved 558 mpg, while the all-time event record of 3,169 mpg was achieved by Laval University in 2008.
SAE International is a global association of 127,000 member engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries. Eaton’s partnership with SAE in Supermileage stems from its broad portfolio of technologies designed to improve the efficiency of specific systems and a vehicle’s overall fuel economy.
Supermileage is a part of SAE’s Collegiate Design Series. In addition to Supermileage, Eaton is providing financial and technical support to three student-engineering teams from Western Michigan University that will design and develop vehicles to compete against other student teams in the American Solar Challenge, Baja SAE and Formula SAE races this year.
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com
Should you or one of your colleagues have interest in speaking with someone from Eaton or wish to attend the event, please advise and we would be happy to make arrangements.