Wednesday, May 6

Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition

4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.
Yazaki North America, Inc.
6801 Haggerty Road, Canton

Event canceled

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are a central focus of SAE Detroit Section’s K-12 programs. This marks 27 years for the Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition. This competition provides an opportunity for students to build a mini vehicle and compete with other schools for cash prizes.

There are three award categories in the competition: Performance, Design, Overall Winning School, and Rookie. The Performance Competition is a multi-heat, double elimination head-to-head race. The Design Competition is based on a written paper and an oral presentation. The Overall Winning School Competition is based on accumulated total points per school from both the Performance and Design events. Teams must build a small vehicle to be powered by one AA alkaline battery capable of pulling a weighted trailer up a steep incline faster than the other competitors to advance.

Teachers can prepare for this competition as an after-school activity or part of a classroom curriculum.




First Place – $2,000

Second Place – $1,500

Third Place – $1,000

First Place – $200

Second Place – $150

Third Place – $100

First Place – $200

Second Place – $150

Third Place – $100

ROOKIE  $500
For schools who have never participated in the competition and who have the highest number of points in the performance or design category.

Important Note: The first ten schools registered for the competition will receive a $100 travel stipend. Must participate in the competition to receive this stipend.

2020 Invite
2020 Rules
Sponsorship Details
2019 Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition Winners

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Yazaki North America, Inc.

Sponsored by Yazaki North America, Inc. and Dana Incorporated