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Solar Car Team

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team (umsolar) is an entirely student-run organization that designs, builds, and races solar-powered vehicles. The team races both nationally and internationally. Since its establishment in 1990, the team has built 11 vehicles, won the American Solar Challenge six times, and placed third in the World Solar Challenge five times. The team reaches out to the local, national, and international communities through extensive marketing, fundraising, and educational events.


Leader: Andrew Lehrman (lehrandr), Connor O'Brien (mcobr,) James Kaune (jtkaune), Jocelyn Lai (jclai)
Facilities: Mitchell Opanasenko (opmitche)
Faculty Advisors: Kazuhiro Saitou (kazu)
Sponsoring Unit: College of Engineering
Team Email: solarcar at

Solar Car Website