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Posted on Wed, May 16, 2012 : 1:47 p.m.

University of Michigan engineering students try to design 3,300 mpg vehicle

By Katrease Stafford

A team of University of Michigan engineering students and recent graduates are involved in the 2012 SAE International Supermileage Challenge competition which provides students the opportunity to develop and construct a single-person fuel efficient vehicle, The New York Times reported.

If the team reaches its stated target of using 11 milliliters from the standard-issue 250-mililiter fuel tank, it will achieve 3,300 m.p.g. and set a new record, according to the Times.

The 10-member group is led by recent graduate Brett Merkel. Graduate Laura Pillari, the project manager, said the goal is to make an educational, social and fun experience for engineers.

Read the full report here.