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SAE International’s Supermileage® Competition Set for June 6-7 at Eaton Proving Grounds

May 29, 2013

Gas prices may be increasing as the summer months near, but so are the gas mileage numbers for SAE International´s Supermileage® competition, set for June 6-7 at Eaton´s Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan.

Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

Gas prices may be increasing as the summer months near, but so are the gas mileage numbers for SAE International´s Supermileage® competition, set for June 6-7 at Eaton´s Proving Grounds in Marshall, Michigan.

Hand-built by college students, these vehicles can get 1,000; 2,000; even up to 3,000 miles per gallon. Supermileage® is hosted by Eaton. There are nearly 30 collegiate teams entered in this year’s competition. Teams represent schools from Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States.

Event Schedule:

Thursday, June 6

9 a.m. — Registration opens

9:45 a.m. — Technical inspection opens in truck garage

1 p.m. — Track opens for practice for vehicles approved through technical inspection only

3:30 p.m. — Track closes for practice

4 p.m. — Registration and technical inspection close

Friday, June 7

9 a.m. — Vehicle runs begin on track

9:30 a.m. — Technical inspection opens in Truck Garage

4:30 p.m. — Technical inspection closes

5 p.m. — Last vehicle run begins

Press credentials can be obtained by emailing pr(at)sae(dot)org.

Since its inception more than 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 one-cylinder, four-cycle engine. (Engines are donated by Briggs & Stratton.) In this competition, the highest mpg average over a 9.6 mile course wins the event. Supermileage® is part of SAE International´s Collegiate Design Series. Other competitions in the series include Baja SAE®, Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Formula SAE® and Aero Design®.

Eaton´s partnership with SAE International in Supermileage® stems from its expansive portfolio of automotive products that deliver enhanced fuel economy ratings by improving overall and specific system efficiencies. The company also has a strong commitment to encouraging young engineers to pursue careers in the automotive industry.

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 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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