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University of Michigan Solar Car Team

University of Michigan Solar Car Team

Team overview

University of Michigan Solar Car Team

  • Car name

    Novum

  • University

    University of Michigan Solar Car Team

  • Country

    United States

  • WSC class

    Challenger

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 8 16:33:46 Daly Waters 588.225
Day 2 Oct 9 16:24:03 Barrow Creek 1209.717
Day 3 Oct 10 15:49:09 Kulgera 1765.894
Day 4 Oct 11 16:50:42 Glendambo 2431.647
Day 5 Oct 12 16:09:18 Adelaide 3020.59
Day 6 Oct 12 16:09:18 Adelaide 3020.59
Day 7 Oct 12 16:09:18 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team has participated in 12 World Solar Challenges since our first in 1990

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Our team focused on making the most aerodynamic and efficient solar powered vehicle in the competition. We wanted to make a vehicle that was faster, but consumed less energy overall.

What is unique about your solar car?

Our solar car is the smallest and most aerodynamic vehicle we have ever made.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team was founded in 1989 and has competed in 12 World Solar Challenges ever since. We are driven by the competitive spirit of the event to design, build, test, and race an incredibly fast and efficient solar vehicle. The team is also driven by the competition's commitment to clean and renewable energy. It inspires students to test the limits of what is possible with solar technology and what they can achieve.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

The team is excited to adventure into the Outback in Australia and meet students from all around the world who are passionate about solar energy and solar car racing.