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They have a saying on the CSULA Supermileage team. "At CSULA we don't do Supermileage, we do Superior-mileage".

The Supermileage® competition provides engineering and technology students with a challenging design project that involves the development and construction of a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle. Vehicles are powered by a small four-cycle engine. Students have the opportunity to set a world fuel economy record and increase public awareness of fuel economy. Engines are donated by Briggs & Stratton.

Essentially stock Briggs and Stratton engine is a 3.5 hp engine designed for small lawn mower applications.  As this engine's design is for all conditions operation, as well as efficient starting, it is not typically regarded as an efficient power plant for producing motor force.  The objective of the competition is to attain the highest possible mileage for their one person vehicle, all of which are powered by the same basic motor. 

The California State University, Los Angeles team employs sophisticated methods to improve our efficiency.  Some of these methods include advanced engine design modifications, precision regulated electronic controls, aerodynamic body design, composite materials fabrication, and custom lubrication agents.  CSULA proudly develops and fabricates all of its materials through the work of dedicated students.

Our team pledges to continuously update and improve the vehicle with the latest advances in power and transportation technologies.  With promising improvements being made with research and development on the team, the 2007 SAE Supermileage competition will certainly be better than our 2004 competition.