Our first car competed in Sunrayce 1999, which started in Washington, D.C. and finished in Orlando, Florida. We built our second car and raced in the American Solar Challenge in 2001.
Two engineers with a vision.
More than a decade later, two students decided to bring solar car racing back to UVa. This time around, they wanted to build not only a car, but also a unique learning platform for the UVa community.
Building the team.
Weekly Solidworks and LabView workshops, team meetings, and welding and machining lessons, as well as a strategic leadership structure ensure that our members are well-equipped to build a competitive car.
Building the car.
Our car has been fully modeled using CAD software and we will continue to improve upon our design through CFD simulations and wind-tunnel testing.
A growing team.
After a year of developing our team and our 11 core members into leaders, we now have 33 students on this journey.
We have members across 11 different majors around the university who contribute unique perspectives.
As we have started production in March 2017, our solar car is on its way! We look forward to racing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix in 2019.