Penn State-Behrend wins second straight SAE International Supermileage Competition

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 21, 2013 - For the second year in a row, Penn State Behrend was crowned as the victor of the SAE International Supermileage® competition. 

The event, which took place June 6-7, was held at the Eaton Marshall Proving Grounds in Marshall, Mich.  Supermileage is an annual event put on by SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series™.

The Behrend car was able to use a single gallon of gasoline to travel an impressive 1,290 miles. This was second only to Brigham Young University (BYU), but fortunately for Behrend, they outscored BYU in the Design Score by more than 100 points, which allowed them to take the crown once again.  Behrend scored 366 in the Design Report while BYU trailed with 261.

BYU finished second in the event, leading the way in Miles per Gallon, with 1,331. Northern Illinois University rounded off the top 3 finishers by getting 1,173 Miles per Gallon and earning 250 points in the design score. 

Eaton has been partnered with SAE International’s Supermileage since 1980, and has hosted the event each year.  Briggs and Stratton are also partnered with the event by donating a 4-cycle engine to each team.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.  SAE International’s core competences 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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