The University of Texas Solar Vehicles Team is a student-driven effort to design, build, test, and race solar vehicles. Our mission is to raise awareness of solar powered alternatives, apply concepts learned in the classroom, and bring solar power closer to practicality. We are an interdisciplinary group that welcomes students from all majors.
We build cars that are completely solar powered and enter them in both local and national competitions. The UT Solar Vehicle Team has been around in one form or another since the early 90's, and advancements in our work has only been increasing. One of our older cars, the Samsung Solorean, competed in the 2009 and 2010 Formula Sun Grand Prix, as well as the 2010 American Solar Challenge. For the 2013 American Solar Challenge, we produced a redesigned car named TexSun. Currently, we are designing BeVolt, our newest car, to enter into the 2016 American Solar Challenge. We are all extremely excited that, for the third time since 2013, we will be hosting the competition in Austin at the Circuits of the Americas.
In addition to participating in races, the team is heavily involved in outreach events to educate the general public about alternative energy and its applications.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us; we will get to you as soon as possible.