Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition

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

Register by Thursday, April 11

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are a central focus of SAE Detroit Sections’ K-12 programs. This year marks 26 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, and Overall School Final Results. 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 School Final Results 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.

Awards have increased!

Overall Winning Schools
First Place – $2,000
Second Place – $1,500
Third Place – $1,000

Performance (Top Three Teams)
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100

Design (Top Three Teams)
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100

For schools who have never participated in the competition. The school with the highest number of points in the performance or design category will with this award.

New this year! The first top ten schools registered will receive a $100 travel stipend. Must be present to receive this award.

2019 Invite
2019 Rules
Sponsorship Details
2018 Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition Winners

For more information, contact Roxanne Loeffler at roxanne.loeffler@sae-detroit.org or (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Yazaki North America, Inc.
Sponsored by Yazaki North America, Inc., Dana Incorporated, DENSO