Solar Car Team

  1. October 9, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — Powered by the sun

    When the student-driven Solar Car Team and its car, Sunrunner, won the first Sunrayce USA in 1990, it propelled a legacy of leadership in competitive vehicles fueled by the sun.

  2. June 13, 2022

    Solar car Aevum to test solutions ahead of next World Solar Challenge

    Delayed by the pandemic, the U-M Solar Car Team unveiled Aevum before an audience of sponsors, automotive and solar industry representatives, and supporters in the ballroom of the Michigan Union on June 10.

  3. October 21, 2019

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the university.

  4. October 17, 2019

    Solar Car Team finishes third in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

    The U-M Solar Car team and its vehicle, Electrum, took third place at this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, the only American team among more than 40 contenders to cross the finish line.

  5. October 10, 2019

    U-M’s solar car Electrum to face global competition in Australia

    The U-M Solar Car Team will soon race down the Australian outback in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, with a new battery system and solar cells it hopes will propel it to a first-place finish.

  6. July 19, 2019

    Solar Car Team doubles down on proven design with Electrum

    The U-M Solar Car Team hopes its overhauled electrical system and tightly packed solar cells will power its new vehicle, Electrum, to gold at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

  7. October 12, 2017

    U-M Solar Car Team’s second-place finish best in its history in Australia

    The U-M Solar Car Team took an historic second-place finish in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback.

  8. October 6, 2017

    U-M Solar Car Team to chase world title in race across Australia

    In a bullet-shaped car powered by the sun, the U-M Solar Car Team will begin its 1,800-mile race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this weekend.

  9. July 7, 2017

    Top U.S. solar car team goes small in effort to win big in 2017 contest

    The top-ranked U-M Solar Car Team has unveiled its 14th sun-powered vehicle. Novum, which is Latin for “new thing,” will race across Australia this fall in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.