Event: UBC Supermileage Team vehicle demo
Time: Friday, March 16, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Fred Kaiser Building
2332 Main Mall
The UBC Supermileage Team will be testing its ultra light and super fuel efficient vehicle, the “Argo,” prior to an international competition in Houston, Texas.
Editors: Please confirm attendance with Team Captain Connor Schellenberg-Beaver, 778.987.0440, firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 29, the team of UBC engineering students will be up against 130 other teams from North and South America in the “urban concept category” of the annual Shell Eco-Marathon Americas.
“While we achieved 214 miles per gallon last year, we hope to break 500 miles per gallon this year,” says UBC Supermileage Team Captain Connor Schellenberg-Beaver, a fourth-year engineering student.
“Our team has successfully implemented an electronic fuel injection system onto the Argo’s 50cc gasoline-powered engine which should help put us among the top contenders.”
Resembling a Smartcar, UBC’s Argo is a single passenger, four-wheel vehicle with tail lights, brakes and steering wheel. While the UBC vehicle is fueled by gasoline, the competition will see many different energy types including hydrogen fuel cell, solar, electric and diesel.
For more information about the UBC Supermileage Team, visit: http://www.supermileage.ca
For more information about the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas, visit: