The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project is a group of dedicated students who have successfully designed, built, raced, and marketed their own solar car, Eos II. They have spent countless hours machining parts, planning events, designing electical PCB boards, and doing so much more. All of their hard work has shown through their 3000km trek through the Australian Outback at the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and the 1800 mile race over the Rocky Mountains in the 2018 American Solar Challenge!
ASC 2018 started in Omaha, NE then travel roughly along the Oregon Trail and end in Bend, OR. This endurance race tested the limits of Eos II. She drove up and over the Rocky Mountains escalating over 8000 feet during the journey and recieved in 2nd place overall. The students from UMNSVP recieved first place at the qualifier race in Hasting, NE called the Formula Sun Grand Prix and were the first cruiser car to finish scrutineering. They even finished amoung the top challenger cars! For the full ASC 2018 story visit our website at umnsvp.org/ASC-2018
Your contribution towards the team will allow more students from the U of M to experience the trip of a lifetime racing solar vehicles, performing real world engineering projects, and learning unforgetable life lessons. Help the team fulfill its mission statement to create better engineers, business people, and leaders by improving solar vehicle technology. All donors' names will appear on the umnsvp.org website
For more information on the Solar Vehicle Project and their racing, visit umnsvp.org.
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We are proud to say that for the Multi Occupant Vehicle Class our team received 1st place in the 2018 Formula Sun Grand Prix and 2nd place in the 2018 American Solar Challenge. The results were as follows:
===FSGP 2018 Overall Winners & Results===
Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) Class:
1. Poly Montreal – 403 Laps (866.45 miles)
2. UC Berkeley – 338 Laps (726.7 miles)
3. Western Sydney – 333 Laps (715.95 miles)
Multi Occupant Vehicle (MOV) Class:
1. Minnesota – 1.000 S Value (2269.8 person-kilometers)
2. Bologna – 0.337 S Value (1906.5 person-kilometers)
3. App State – 0.086 S Value (636.7 person-kilometers)
===ASC 2018 Overall Winners & Results===
Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) Class
1. Western Sydney
Multi Occupant Vehicle (MOV) Class
2. Minnesota & App State
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