SAE SUPERMILEAGE: Countdown to Michigan


SAE SUPERMILEAGE: Countdown to Michigan

On Wednesday June 5th a team of students, faculty and staff from the University of New Haven Tagliatela College of Engineering will depart for the famed Eaton Vehicle Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan. The team, led by 2013 graduates Joseph Olenick and Daniel Bennet and including student members of the ASME, will compete against universities from around the world in the Super Mileage Competition sponsored primarily by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The goal of the contestants is to achieve as high an mpg rating as possible.

This is the school’s second trip to the prestigious competition, and the team has high hopes for their most advanced entry yet. The competition is fierce at this event, and teams which have been long time participants routinely reach well in excess of 1000mpg. That’s right; one thousand miles per gallon. Needless to say the fuel tanks are much smaller than a gallon.

Tune in as we tell the story of the evolution of the UNH Super Mileage vehicle and the epic journey from New Haven to the proving grounds to the finish line.





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  1. Good Luck to all the mechanical engineers on your super mileage car.