Solar Car

The U-M solar car team finished third in the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering

Michigan Solar Car team secures third place after tense Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The crew braved inclement weather to finish strong in Adelaide, South Australia.|Medium Read
Members of the solar car team make final touches to the vehicle

‘Electrum’ solar car from U-Michigan takes on global competition in Australia

Team bets on revamped electrical system in the outback.|Medium Read
Electrum, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team's car that will be competing in the upcoming 2019 World Solar Challenge this fall. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering

Under the hood of Michigan Solar Car Team’s “Electrum”

The team unveiled its fifteenth car ahead of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October.|Medium Read
The Michigan Solar Car Team crosses the finish line. Courtesy of American Solar Challenge

A second place finish for U-M Solar Car Team

‘I look at my teammates now and they’re hungry and they‘re fired up and when the next race comes they’re going to be ready.’|Medium Read
The University of Michigan solar car Novum contends with clouds during a practice run on the American Solar Challenge race route

U-M’s top-ranked Solar Car Team readies for race on Oregon Trail

The 2018 American Solar Challenge will be a real test for a young team.|Short Read
Solar car racing on road in Australia.

Record-breaking second place for Solar Car Team

The national champions celebrate the most successful world race finish in team history.|Medium Read
Team of people block the wind

Blue through the Outback | Race, day four

Racing clean and collected, Michigan holds on to second place with the finish line on the horizon|Medium Read

Our panel of solar supporters | Race, day three

The Michigan car ended the day in one of the best positions in team history, and the family, friends and alumni riding along are doing more than just cheering. |Medium Read

Solar Car team spotlight: Andrew Dickinson

Computer science student Andrew Dickinson is the race strategist on the solar car team.|Short Read

Cloudy with a chance of machine learning | Race, day two

The top four teams are in a tight battle with each other, and the elements|Medium Read
Chae Woo Lim hops in Novum to drive the second leg of day one from Katherine to Daly Waters.

Hot sun. Cool heads | Race, day one

Currently in fifth place, Michigan finishes day one with confidence. |Medium Read
Novum completes the hot lap as the team cheers on the sidelines.

Speed pageant | T-minus 10 hours

One at a time, each solar car competes for the fastest lap around the track. The outcome determines tomorrow’s starting line. |Medium Read