SAE Supermileage Validation

June 10-11, 2021  │ Marshall, Michigan

2021 SAE Supermileage Validation Event Cancelled


This year’s SAE Supermileage competition planned for 2021 in Marshall, Michigan bas been cancelled.

Please Note: The SAE Supermileage Knowledge event is still happening as planned, it is only the Validation event that is cancelled.

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About SAE Supermileage

SAE Supermileage is an engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. The program provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by applying learned classroom theories in a challenging competition. The engineering design goal for SAE Supermileage is to develop and construct a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle that complies with the competition rules. The vehicles will run a specified course to obtain the highest combined kilometers per liter (miles per gallon) rating; students will be exposed to a design segment consisting of a written report and verbal presentation.

Students have the opportunity to set a world fuel economy record and increase public awareness of fuel economy.


First Competition—1980
Organizing Institutions—SAE International and Eaton Corp.

1980 Competition Data Number of registered teams: Not available
Number of participating students: Not available
2019 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 22; on site: 20
Number of participating students on site: 182
Site: Eaton Proving Grounds; Marshall, MI, USA

Note: From 1984 through 1996, Supermileage was organized as two competitions, Supermileage and West Coast Supermileage. Beginning with the 1997 event, only a single competition has been organized.