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Welcome to the Arizona Solar Racing Team's blog! Here you will find updates on our work, event announcements, photos, and links to our other sites.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Primers on 'Green' Motoring

Greenlings is a series of Autoblog columns that provide a thorough introduction to some 'basic' concepts, such as why so many 'green' cars have three wheels and what regenerative braking is and what applications it's useful for. It's a great resource to get familiarized with a variety of concepts.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Motor Meandering

An interesting article chronicling New generation Motors, which supplied the motor used in Drifter. It's funny that they had such difficulties, now that electric cars have suddenly become all the rage. It's never easy to be ahead of your time...

The Little Engine That Might

Sunday, April 19, 2009

UA at Shell Ecomarathon Americas 2009!

We've just returned from our first ever Shell Ecomarathon, participating in the inaugural Urban Challenge division of the competition. Although we intend to continue improving our vehicle, our first sojourn was a successful one. Check out the videos below!

Also, here's a nice article (from 2001!) that frames our decision to focus on 'practical' vehicles.