SuperMileage

AN OVERVIEW

The SuperMileage Gas Vehicle Team at UCLA competes in the collegiate Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition, where we are challenged to design, build, and race the most fuel-efficient vehicle as possible. We strive to push the boundaries of what is technically possible, giving students invaluable experience and real world engineering skills. With a focus on improving energy efficiency, we help reduce the harmful environmental effects of gasoline combustion.

Founded in Fall 2015, the Electric Vehicle is the latest subset of Bruin Racing and is the direct sister project of the SuperMileage Gas Vehicle. The team competed in its first Shell Eco-marathon competition in April 2018 placing 8th with an efficiency of 133 mi/kWh. Unlike the other Racing teams, EV consists primarily of electrical engineering and computer science students. The EV team works alongside the Supermileage gas vehicle for help with structures, steering, and powertrain for its vehicle and will also participate in the Shell Eco-Marathon event alongside its gas-powered compatriot.

Bruin Racing SMV 2017-2018

Shell Eco Marathon 2018

Our Directors

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Luke Steenstra

Electrical Engineering '19

SMV EV President

The EV President is in charge of managing the team organization and overseeing subsystem operations. Additionally, they are the team spokesperson and help with sponsorship and department relations.

  • luke.steenstra@bruinracing.org
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Michael LoCascio

Mechanical Engineering '20

SMV GV President

The GV President is responsible for the overall organization of the team, serves as its chief representative, and provides technical experience.

  • mlocascio@bruinracing.org
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Cami Hastings

Mechanical Engineering '19

GV Vice President

Organizes freshman recruitment and training, coordinates info sessions and funding opportunities with corporate sponsors, organizes social events and maintains team relations.

  • hastings@bruinracing.org
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Abdullah Elqaq

Electrical Engineering '21

EV Powertrain

EV Powertrain works on the brushless DC motor controller implementation. This involves the motor control circuit, motor driving code, throttle implementation, sensor data integration, and chain drive system design.

  • abdullah.elqaq@bruinracing.org
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Oliver Goch

Electrical Engineering '20

EV Electrical

EV Electrical is responsible for wiring all components together and ensuring all parts of car work seamlessly together.

  • oliver.goch@bruinracing.org
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Caroline Depew

Mechanical Engineering '21

EV Steering

EV Steering researches, designs, machines, and tests all aspects of steering in the car, which includes wheels, brakes, mounts for parts, and the driver controls.

  • caroline.depew@bruinracing.org
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Aarranon

Electrical Engineering '20

GV Electrical

Design, implement, and test the electrical parts of the car, particularly the EFI system, and data collection methods.

  • aarranon@bruinracing.org

Past Vehicles