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Society of Automotive Engineers, Supermileage competition, is a unique experience for students of not only engineering and technology disciplines, but other areas of study as well, such as business and computer science.  

The Supermileage competition is not a contest of speed and power, but of efficiency and maximum fuel  economy.  Students have the challenging task of designing a vehicle that can achieve the lowest fuel consumption possible, while maintaining a high level of safety and reliability.  

California State University's SAE Supermileage team began in 1998.  Through some generous funding from our university and several other independent sponsors, the vehicle's performance has steadily increased since then.  This increase in fuel economy certainly corresponds with the increasing level of sophistication that our vehicle has been steadily  incorporating.  Several recent modifications include a programmable electronic fuel injection system, tuned exhaust system, and pneumatic rear suspension.  

Currently we are developing a more advanced engine, a composite material lightweight, aerodynamic body, and a more complex and responsive fuel injection system.  

Our team members work hard to make our goal of winning the contest in Michigan.  We are currently seeking additional funding to make this dream a reality.  

This site lists our team members, our sponsors, and information on how to contact us about contributing to our organization.