Posted August 31, 2013 by

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

Posted April 12, 2013 by

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!

Posted March 22, 2013 by

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.

Posted March 22, 2013 by

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!

Posted February 22, 2013 by

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!

When: February 28, 2013 (Thursday)

Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, just across from the Ike cafe

The event consists of 5 booths:

  1. Supermileage Intro/sign in – if we can gather the most signatures of all the Canadian Supermileage Teams we win!
  2. Shell Eco-Marathon information – What exactly is the Ec0-Marathon?
  3. Fuel Science – how engines work, and how we get the energy contained in gasoline
  4. Aerodynamics – the reasons behind our Aero shell designs
  5. Techniques for being more energy efficient in your own life – We’re all about efficiency and you could be too!

The winners of this event gets the cost of shipping their vehicle down to Houston paid for by Shell. Usually a large chunk of our budget has to be put towards shipping, so winning this challenge is a huge boon for the team. We look forward to seeing you at the Learning Centre next Thursday!