2019 Retrospective and the Future of the UBC Supermileage Team

August 21 2019

It’s been a while since our last blog update. With the 2019 competition year coming to a close, we’ve reached the end of another era in Supermileage history.

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Zaber Supporting Supermileage

September 14 2018

In October 2017, Zaber Technologies donated two linear actuators to the UBC Supermileage Team for use in their dynamometer. The actuator models were the A_BAR200BPC-KT07U and the T-NA08A50-KT01U.

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2017 Competition Recap

September 24 2017

As per tradition, over this summer the UBC Supermileage Team went down to Detroit and Marshall for Shell Eco-Marathon Americas and SAE Supermileage 2017 Competitions. We had our ups and downs, but above all we learned and had a blast!

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2016 Learning Event

March 14 2016

Last Thursday, March 3rd, was our annual Supermileage Learning Event, and it was filled with surprises. The goal of the event was for us to showcase the UBC Supermileage Team by presenting our progress, accomplishments, and fuel saving ideas to members of the community. To make it a bit more competitive the organizers of the Shell Eco-Marathon challenged all the Canadian teams to see who can host the event with the most attendees and gather the most signatures. Whoever wins the challenge gets free shipping of their vehicles to the competition in Detroit. The day started off slowly with a rainy morning, and the initial low turnout made us feel a little nervous about the day. However, many of our friends and fans braved the weather, and made it out to support us! Even Catherine McKenna, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change made a detour from her UBC visit just to drop by and show her support! That was when it all changed. The rain slowed down, and the sun eventually emerged from behind the clouds. As the weather turned more favourable, curious crowds began to gather around our booth. Even though there were some construction work taking place beside us, the curious members of our community were undeterred.

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A Track Day Recap

October 03 2015

September 26th marked our first day back as a whole team. To celebrate this event, we held Track Day, a chance for our new members to see and test drive our returning competition vehicles. What was simply supposed to be a preview opportunity turned out to be a moment that inspired all new and returning members. “Just being able to start off the year with functional vehicles puts us in a far better spot than we were last year,” said Jonathan, a returning lead. Indeed Jonathan is correct, by having a working vehicle, the team is able to focus its energy on modifying, optimizing and finetuning rather than constructing cars from the ground up - turning a good car into a great one.

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