College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Solar car charges across Australia

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A student-built solar car enters a major international race

Twenty years ago, a plucky team of University of Minnesota students raced the U's first student-built solar car, Aurora I, from Texas to Minnesota in Sunrayce 93.

Now the latest in the lineage, the solar-hybrid Daedalus, is racing across Australia in the World Solar Challenge October 6-13.

Watch the video below for a look at the car and the team. For more images and information, visit the Solar Vehicle Project.

Go Daedalus!

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