Friday, August 29, 2008

University of Michigan Wins North American Solar Challenge

University of Michigan Solar Car Team won last month's North American Solar Challenge and became 5-time champions of the race.

The 2008 North American Solar Challenge was held July 13-22. The 2008 North American Solar Challenge is a competition for students and engineers to design, build and race solar-powered cars in a 2400-mile cross-country event. This year's vehicles left Plano TX on July 13 and passed through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, before finishing in Calgary AB. There were 15 team vehicles completing the Challenge. The annual event is sponsored by Toyota and Crowder College.

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