McGill University Solarcar Team

McGill University Solarcar Team

McGill University Solarcar Team

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McGill University's Solar Car Team is composed of students from the faculties of Engineering and Computer Science. For the past ten years, the team has been building and perfecting solar powered vehicles for road racing in international competitions. The team learn and exercise teamwork, personal initiative, and responsibility - not only in the engineering disciplines of design and analysis, but also in construction, marketing, project management, and promotion. Team members make an effort to promote engineering and computer science careers in their frequent meetings with elementary school, high school, and CEGEP students.

The Cars

Team RaPower

McGill University first generation solar car

Team Northern Sun

McGill University second generation solar car

Team iSun

iSun is McGill University's third generation solar car, built in 2003.


Name: <br>No. of Passager: 1<br>Speed: Drove at 109&nbsp;km/h during NASC, top achievable speed 130&nbsp;km/h<br>Weight: 340&nbsp;lb without driver; 520&nbsp;lb with the driver.<br>Battery: 30&nbsp;kg lithium polymer battery pack from Kokam<br>Motor: New Generation Motors at 6&nbsp;hp<br>Size: 5 m long X 1.8 m wide <br>Power from Sun: 900 Watts<br>Max Driving distance at night: Expect 300&nbsp;km at 40&nbsp;km/h.<br>Worth: $600,000 without labour cost<br>Major cost:<br>
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