U-M team takes third in World Solar Challenge
University of Michigan photo
The University of Michigan solar car team captured third place in the World Solar Challenge in Australia today with its entry Quantum.
U-M finished the race in 35 hours and 33 minutes, less than three hours behind the winning team from Japan. A team from the Netherlands came in second.
The team from U-M's engineering school had to contend with a brush fire, dust storms and stubborn cloud cover to complete the race.
Watch a video with footage of the solar car on the road and the team's post-race reaction below.