Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition

Wednesday, May 6
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 9

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

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

Rookie $500


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

Note: The first top ten schools registered and in attendance at the competition will receive a $100 travel stipend. Must be present to receive this award.

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

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

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