- A cross-country solar car race is set to finish
at the University of Minnesota on Monday.
10 solar cars from colleges around the world are
competing in the eight-day, 1,700-mile American
race began July 21 in Austin, Texas. The eighth
and final day of racing begins Monday morning in
La Crosse, Wisconsin, with teams traveling the
final 154 miles northwest to the finish line on
the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus in
University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team
is among the competitors. Their 16-foot-long car,
named Centaurus III, includes a newly revamped
electrical system, improved aerodynamics and new
safety features, and weighs just under 400 pounds.