Student Solar-Car Developers: What Motivates Them?

Student Solar-Car Developers: What Motivates Them?

Every two years, students from around the world converge on Australia to race solar cars across the continent. In the World Solar Challenge (WSC), they compete to see which purpose-built solar car is most efficient over 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) on the journey between Australia's northern and... read more

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Stanford's Luminos World Solar Challenge car (Image: Stanford Solar Car Project)

Luminos Solar Electric Car For Australian Race Cruises At 55 MPH

The latest United States entry into October's World Solar Challenge in Australia has been unveiled by a team at Stanford University. First held in 1987, the World Solar... read more July 11, 2013 by 3

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Tesla Founder Eberhard Leading VW Efforts in Silicon Valley

Many global automakers have research outposts in Silicon Valley. BMW's is one floor of an unremarkable office building in downtown Palo Alto, while Volkswagen's much larger... read more July 30, 2010 by 0



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