Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition

When:  May 8, 2024 from 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Detroit

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

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are a central focus of SAE Detroit Sections’ K-12 programs. This competition provides an opportunity for high school students to build a mini-vehicle and compete with other schools for cash awards.

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

There are four award categories in the competition:

  • Performance - Multi-heat, double elimination head-to-head race
  • Design - Written paper and an oral presentation
  • Overall Winning School - Accumulated total points per school for Performance and Design events  
  • Rookie - First time attending schools with the highest number of points in Performance and Design events 

Overall Winning School
First Place - $2,000
Second Place - $1,500
Third Place - $1,000

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

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

Rookie - $500

Rules will be provided soon. 

Important 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.

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

Hosted by

Sponsored by


Yazaki North America, Inc.
6801 Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187
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Stephanie Alexander
(248) 324-4445 ext. 3.