The Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team placed 1st in the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix held on June 24th-29th, 2013 with our current vehicle, the Phoenix. OSU took the race by driving 193 laps (661 miles) around the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on pure solar energy! The OSU team was followed closely by Illinois State with 192 laps and Iowa State with 191 laps. There were a total of 11 teams from all over North America at the closest Formula Sun Grand Prix race in its 13-year history. We couldn't have done it without Missouri S&T and Northwestern University who lent us their motors and Principia who gave us tires!
The OSUSVT is currently maintaining/improving upon the Phoenix, our current vehicle, and is finishing designs on our next vehicle for the 2015 World Solar Challenge, a 3000 km race across the continent of Australia. This coming summer, we plan to compete in the 2014 American Solar Challenge, a timed cross-country road rally from Texas to Minnesota.