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Help the MSU Solar Racing Team get to Texas

The Michigan State University Solar Racing Team is currently constructing Aurora, our latest and greatest solar-powered electric vehicle, and we need your help!

Our newest project is to create a solar vehicle that would be practical for the general public. Aurora will have everything you would expect from a modern automobile including comfortable seating for a driver and passenger, a large infotainment display, and trunk space for personal items. We have added these features in addition to a 1kW solar array, and custom designed 10 kWh lithium ion battery pack; all powering dual electric motors combining for 170 Nm of peak torque.

MSU Solar Car team

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

This year’s competition will be held in Austin, Texas, where we will race in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP). Teams frome across North America will come together to take part in this incredible educational and competitive experience.

With your help we will be able to finish building our car and race it to first place in Texas!

A render of the new car

Project Budget

Our team is working to raise $5,000 to pay for the FSGP registration fees, while also trying to finish building our Carbon Fiber Body, a separate project that’s going to cost over $10,000.

Who We Are

Our team is comprised of around 100 undergraduate engineering students united by the goal to create a sustainable and compelling transportation alternative. By designing and manufacturing these innovative vehicles, we aim to showcase the cutting edge of electric vehicle and solar power technology.

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University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 19OOPCF1SOLRCAR” in the note section.

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