UM: Solar Car

Wired magazine profiles efforts of this year’s University of Michigan solar car team, which is spending more than $1 million to build a car called the Quantum in hopes of winning the 1,800-mile World Solar Challenge, held later this year in Australia. The article quotes Chris Hilger, a junior who’s the team’s business manager: “At its heart, it’s an electric vehicle that uses top-of-the-line technology, from the batteries to the motor to the communications. It just happens to be solar.” [Source]