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University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project

Team overview

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project

  • Car name

    Eos II

  • University

    University of Minnesota

  • Country

    United States

  • WSC class


  • Static Scrutineering


Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 13 13:42:09 Katherine 321
Day 2 Oct 14 16:45:02 Tennant Creek 986
Day 3 Oct 15 16:07:55 Alice Springs 1493
Day 4 Oct 16 16:56:44 Coober Pedy 2178
Day 5 Oct 17 16:02:45 Port Augusta 2720
Day 6 Oct 18 11:51:51 Adelaide 3020

How many times has your team participated in the event?

5 times

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Our design philosophy is to make a practical solar car without sacrificing aerodynamic efficiency.

What is unique about your solar car?

Eos II is unique because there was very little outsourcing to complete the car. Students at the University of Minnesota made Eos II"s motors, battery, shell, and almost all mechanical systems completely by themselves. They even encapsulated it's solar array.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

Meeting all the other teams and interacting with people who put their college lives into making solar cars... just like we do! We also want to improve upon ourselves to become better and more sustainable every year we come to BWSC.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

Crossing the finish line in Adelaide and finishing the entire race in a solar car all on it's own power.