MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team Wins 1st Place in the 2021 American Solar Challenge
  • The MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team poses with Nimbus, their solar car, after winning the 2021 American Solar Challenge.
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  • Nimbus, the single-occupant, solar-powered automobile designed and built by the students of the MIT Solar-Electric Vehicle team to compete in the 2021 American Solar Challenge.
    MIT's student-built solar car, Nimbus, travelling along the Santa Fe Trail.
Sunday, August 8, 2021

The MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team placed first in the 2021 American Solar Challenge Single-Occupant Vehicle (SOV) Class. Designed and built by a team of MIT students, their vehicle, Nimbus, covered over 1,100 miles during the 5-day event.

Fully powered by the sun, the car maintained an average speed of 38.4 mph in travelling from Independence, MO, to Las Vegas NM. The route commemorates the historic Santa Fe trail, pioneered by William Becknell in 1821.

For more details, please see this article on the MIT News website.