American Solar Car Challenge Race Update

The American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete over a 1,500-2,000 mile course between multiple cities across the country. The event has had over two decades of organized events in North America.

This year’s event starts in Omaha Nebraska on July 14 and winds up in Bend, Oregon on July 22, covering a  distance of 1,700 miles, with a route that includes portions of the famed Oregon Trail.

7minutesolar will be updating news from all of the competitors in this post each week from now until the race’s start.

If you would like the more technically-oriented updates, visit this blog by Scientific Gems

UPDATED MAY 30

University of Michigan Solar Car Team
University of Michigan Solar Car Team
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MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team

MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team
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MIT unveils their solar car Flux on April 26

MIT Solar Car»» facebook post



Iowa State University Solar Car Team
Iowa State University Solar Car Team
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University of Illinois Solar Car


University of Waterloo Solar Car


University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project


Missouri S&T Solar Car Team
Missouri S&T Solar Car Team
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Polytechnique Montreal Solar Car Team


University of Calgary Sola Car Team
University of Calgary Solar Car Team
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Coming soon to a theatre near you… The biggest blockbuster of the summer! The unveiling of Elysia happens on June 16! 💥 More details to come, »» watch this space!


Purdue Solar Racing
Purdue Solar Racing
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In order to charge the car more efficiently during the cross-country race, our team has begun designing and constructing a charging stand to hold the car’s upper body. During rest stops, the upper body will be placed on the stand and rotated to provide more incident light on the solar cells, charging the batteries faster. »» Read more


University of Southern California Solar Car


University of Bologna Solar Car
University of Bologna
Emilia 4 è l’auto FV italiana che parteciperà all’American Solar Challenge (14-22 luglio 2018)
L’associazione sportiva Onda Solare presenta la nuova auto fotovoltaica a quattro posti “Emilia 4”, progettata per partecipare all’American Solar Challenge (ASC), competizione dedicata ai veicoli alimentati dal solare, in programma dal 14 al 22 luglio 2018 negli Stati Uniti. »» Read more (Italian)

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