The UBC Supermileage team is a group of 65 dedicated engineering students working to design and build fuel efficient gasoline powered vehicles for the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage Competitions. Our diverse team includes technical students from mechanical, geological, eng-physics, integrated, electrical, civil, materials engineering as well as business and science.
Fuelathon competitions provide engineering and technology students with a challenging design project that involves the development and construction of either a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle or a larger four wheeled urban concept car. Students build gas-powered fuel efficient vehicles, and have the opportunity to set a world fuel economy record and increase public awareness of fuel economy and sustainability. Students become more sensitive to environmental issues as well as develop important project management skills.