Prof. John Lumkes & students working on the Practical Utility Platform (PUP) Global Design Team set to compete at the Ohio 2014 Basic Utility Vehicle Design Competition!

2014 BUV Design Competition

Basic Utility Vehicles (BUVs) for developing countries

A student competition to design simple vehicles

to serve in impoverished areas worldwide

Theme:  Water Distribution; “First Mile / Last Mile” Transport in Africa



Date:                 Saturday April 19, 2014 (rain or shine)

Time:                 9 am – 5:00 pm

Location:          2630 Herold Road, Batavia, OH 45103

Events:             See students compete on a muddy obstacle course with up to 150 gallons of water and filling/emptying water from a pond every third lap.

Attendees:       Teams from Purdue, Univ. of Missouri, University of Cincinnati, SUNY, Temple University and others...

Prizes:                Corporate Donations & Trophies

Media:               TV / Radio / Newspaper call 317-213-1088 or see


Sponsored by the Institute for Affordable Transportation