March 16, 2017
The School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI’s Electric Snowmobile finished 4th place at the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) that was hosted by Michigan Technological University (MTU) March 5-11, 2017.
The Clean Snowmobile Challenge is hosted by Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Research Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering –Engineering Mechanics. The events and tests are held north of Houghton at the Keweenaw Research Center, where student teams run a gambit of tests ranging from an endurance run to oral presentations to exhaust emissions measurements. On Saturday morning, only four sleds started in the bitter cold; one electric, diesel, and two internal combustion sleds using batteries, B15 biodiesel and E59 gasoline (59 percent ethanol), respectively.