Vehicle Shipping Accident

22 July, 2014

We hope you enjoyed the nail biting SuperBlog II coverage of our week at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas. After a successful competition with the Odysseus coming in 3rd place at 325mpg in the Urban Concept category, we received some disappointing news. On return from Houston, Texas, the shipping truck with our crate was involved in a rollover accident, destroying both vehicles and many of our tools. No students were hurt but our thoughts are with the drivers who may have been injured in this accident. The team will be working extra hard this year to rebuild and remain highly competitive. Huge thanks to the UBC Mechanical Engineering Department, Shell and UBC faculty members for their support in these difficult times! Please visit our Sponsors and Media page if you are interested in supporting the team, or our blog for more information.

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Shell Eco-Marathon 2014

23 April, 2014

Have you come here looking for updates for this year’s competition? Well, you won’t find them here, but if you head on over to our blog you’ll find updates a-plenty!

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Odi Photo Shoot

28 November, 2013

As the leaves were falling and we needed a break from studying for midterm exams we decided to take some photos of Odi. Along the way a friend and former team member Kai decided to make a movie of the process. There is no point to the movie except for something to enjoy and remember the fall by. Enjoy

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The Canadian Innovation Summit

9 October, 2013

On Monday the UBC Supermileage Team had the opportunity to take part in the Canadian Innovation Summit hosted by Shell. The Summit was the first to be held in Canada and was a chance for Canadian business and technology leaders to meet with global thought leaders, policy makers, and experts from various sectors of industry and the community to discuss issues such as future energy demands and literacy. We were there exhibiting our team and our experiences building super-fuel-efficient vehicles, and throughout the day several excellent seminars and talks were given by influential Canadians including retired astronaut Chris Hadfield and  Ellis Ross, the Chief Councilor of the Haisla Nation. It was an amazing experience to meet and speak to so many innovative individuals!

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Recruitment is Closed!

31 August, 2013

Thank you to all our applicants this year. Recruitment is now closed. Please send any further inquiries to us at info@supermileage.ca.

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Back From Competition

12 April, 2013

The UBC Supermileage Team returned from the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas this week with some impressive results. We achieved 5th place out of about 60 in our first year back in the gasoline prototype division with the 1383 mpg Mark VIII! The Odysseus doubled last year’s mileage and took 2nd with 577 mpg, putting us back on the podium for the first time since 2006! Great work team and thank you sponsors!

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The Vehicles Are On Their Way To Houston

22 March, 2013

It’s official, the Urban Concept ‘Odysseus’ and Prototype ‘Mark VIII’ have been packed up and shipped, and are on their way to Houston. Our race-team will fly down and meet with them for competition on April 4-6.

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Shell Mini Challenge Results

22 March, 2013

We are pleased to announce the UBC Supermileage Team has won two of Shell’s Mini-challenges! We came first in both the Learning Event and the Facebook challenge, and a big thank you goes out to everyone who Liked our page and visited our Learning Event in the rain. Let’s keep the winning streak going when we get to Houston!

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