Challenge vehicle could travel 3,300 miles on gallon of fuel

The University of Michigan’s Supermileage Team is designing a vehicle that can travel 3,300 miles with a gallon of fuel.

The new student team will compete in its first competition this summer, the SAE International Supermileage Challenge, in Marshall, Michigan. The competition challenges student teams to design and construct a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle with a small four-stroke engine.

The team’s goal this year is to beat the North American record of 3,169 miles per gallon.