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U-M Solar Car Team Wins 3rd Place in World Solar Challenge

Congratulations to the UM Solar Car Team, which finished third in the World Solar Challenge. This year's World Solar Challenge was held in the outback of Australia from November 18-28. The race, which is considered the most competative solar car race, stretches across 2,300 miles.

The Michigan team also took away honors as the top US team, and the top university team in the race.

The Michigan Solar Car Team is a non-profit, student run organization whose purpose is to design, finance, build and race a solar powered vehicle in several competitions across the US and the World. With a core group of approximately 30 students and a supporting group of another 100 team members, the Michigan Solar Car Team works year round to develop a new vehicle on a two year project cycle.

The Michigan Team also won first place honors in the American Solar Challenge held earlier this year. The American Solar Challenge is a cross-country solar car race that was held from July 15 to 25, 2001. The race ran from Chicago, Illinois, to Claremont, California along old Route 66.

This is the longest solar car race in the world, with teams facing varied climates, topography and road conditions.

For more information see the U-M Solar Car Team Page.

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