WATCH: California Challenge Races on $1 of Fuel
October 24, 2013 1 Comment
UC Irvine hosted a clean energy exposition alongside the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 at the Orange County Great Park, with the Henry Samueli School of Engineering staging the first-ever California Challenge. Watch a public television news piece produced by PBS Socal’s Real Orange.
Students from across the nation competed, going as far as they can in one hour on $1 worth of energy from any source. Cars powered by methane and electricity – as well as those with efficient gas engines – raced Sat., Oct. 5 and Sun., Oct 6.
In the California Challenge, high school and university teams tested their skills in designing and building electric and alternative-fuel vehicles from scratch. The racetrack, being built on the Great Park’s former military runways, includes a high-speed section, auto-cross section and a staged idle section. The event combines two well-known alternative-fuel racing programs – the UCI Invitational and the Electrathon America. Read More