Solar Gators & Electric Vehicles

February 7th, 2019 General Meeting

Social 7:00pm, Presentation begins at 7:30pm

LifeSouth 4039 W Newberry Rd Gainesville, FL 32607 Directions

Please join us in welcoming the Solar Gators, a University of Florida design team that builds and races solar cars. Their team spends one semester designing an electric and solar powered vehicle, another semester constructing it and then they, YES, race their car in the Formula Sun Grand Prix. This is a national, track-based endurance race where solar car teams compete to drive the most number of miles in an allotted amount of time. Solar Gators competed last year and gained a top ten finish in the FSGP held in Hastings, Nebraska. They are currently working on optimizing their current solar car as well as designing a new vehicle that will race in 2020. 

While their car will not be at this meeting, we plan on a near-future outing to their design facility and viewing of the solar car.

Don Davis with the local Electric Vehicle Club will also be at the meeting to talk about current local initiatives to support electric vehicles.