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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The Supermileage Learning Event

22 February, 2013

It’s finally here! As part of the Shell Mini-challenges we are hosting a Learning Event on the last day of the month. Come out and learn about the Eco-marathon, meet the team, and learn some of the science behind Supermileage!

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Shell Eco-marathon Mini Challenges

23 January, 2013

As part of the run up to the Eco-marathon, this year Shell is holding Mini Shell Eco-marathon Challenges. There are some excellent prizes to be won, including a send-off meal for the entire team and the cost of shipping our competition vehicle down to Houston covered. We’re looking to win some challenges, and you can help!

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Carbon fibre lay-up with Casey Keulen

18 January, 2013

We were lucky this weekend to get some expert advice from Casey Keulen on our carbon fibre lay-up for our new aero shell. Casey works for the Composites Research Network at UBC, where our very own engine co-lead Kevan Cote worked on a co-op term this summer. After Casey had told us the ins and outs of the lay-up process (air bubbles = bad) he took us on a quick tour of the CRN. Many thanks to Casey for donating some of his expert knowledge to the UBC Supermileage cause!

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Happy New Year!

5 January, 2013

Happy new year from all of us at UBC Supermileage! We’ve had our first meeting of 2013 and we’re stepping up our game as competition approaches. Our priority for the next couple of weeks will be building the aero shell. We’ve joined and assembled the mold pieces that Vorum carved for us  and have coated the entire thing in fibreglass so as to create a smooth female-mold surface for carbon fibre lay-up  (check out our facebook page for pictures). Our new engine will also be up and running within the next 2 weeks, and when it is the engine division will use our newly functioning dyno to tune the engine to optimal running conditions. We haven’t been able to perform engine tuning in previous competitions, and having this ability now should give us a significant increase in fuel efficiency.

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