August 07, 2020

solar car

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. July 20, 2016

    U-M Solar Car Team to defend title in race through national parks

    On a route through some of the nation’s most wild and scenic places, the U-M Solar Car Team hopes to bring back its sixth consecutive victory in the American Solar Challenge.

  8. October 22, 2015

    U-M Solar Car first U.S. team to finish global race; places fourth overall

    The U-M Solar Car Team finished fourth overall in the 2015 World Solar Challenge, a sun-powered sprint across Australia that was one of the closest in race history.

  9. October 13, 2015

    High tech tools to aid Solar Car Team in race across Australia

    The U-M Solar Car Team, the nation’s top solar car racing team, is ready to embark this weekend on the World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile journey through the Australian Outback.

  10. July 17, 2015

    Solar Car Team goes for gold with aerodynamic ‘Aurum’

    The U-M Solar Car Team has unveiled its sleek 2015 model, “Aurum” — the Latin word for gold — which will race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this fall.