American Solar Challenge 2016 Current Status

This list is out of date. Please see my updated status list.

Below are the 21 solar car teams competing in the American Solar Challenge 2016, with their current status based on required pre-race documentation, as well as social media hyperlinks. Registration and scrutineering for the race begin on 22 July, the qualifying track race (FSGP 2016) begins on 26 July, and the race itself begins on 30 July, with the Award Ceremony being held on 6 August. See this official list for status updates and scrutineering results.

US  2 – Michigan – Status: GREEN  

Michigan came 4th in the 2015 World Solar Challenge in Australia and won ASC 2014, making them the fastest American team, and race favourites. They have been doing extensive pre-race testing for ASC 2016.

US  3 – Kentucky – Status: YELLOW  

Last reports have this team doing on-road testing.

US  6 – Berkeley (CalSol) – Status: GREEN  

Last reports concerned fundraising.

US  9 – Iowa State (PrISUm) – Status: GREEN  

This team won FSGP 2015. They have a teaser video for ASC 2016 here, and there is also some news coverage.

US  11 – Northwestern – Status: YELLOW  

Last reports have the team assembling the car.

US  13 – Michigan State – Status: RED (multiple issues)  

This team have been displaying their car at auto shows.

CH  15 – ZHAW (Solar Energy Racers) – Status: YELLOW  

This Swiss team has crossed the Atlantic, has been reunited with their car, and is now camped in Pittsburgh.

US  17 – Illinois State – Status: GREEN  

The team reports that the car is working.

CA  24 – Waterloo (Midnight Sun) – Status: YELLOW  

There is some news coverage of the team here.

US  32 – Principia – Status: GREEN  

Principia came 17th in the 2015 World Solar Challenge in Australia and 6th in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge. They have been doing extensive pre-race testing for ASC 2016.

US  35 – Minnesota – Status: YELLOW  

Minnesota came 5th in the 2015 World Solar Challenge Cruiser Class, the only American team in that class. Last reports had them getting strange reactions from truckers.

US  42 – Missouri S&T – Status: YELLOW  

Last reports mentioned being race-ready. There is also some news coverage here.

US  49 – Georgia Tech – Status: RED  

Last reports had the team still building the car.

US  51 – Dunwoody (American Solar Energy Racers) – Status: YELLOW  

This team is reported to be in Pittsburgh.

CA  55 – Poly Montreal – Status: GREEN  

The team have been testing their car.

US  57 – SIUE – Status: RED (multiple issues)  

Last reports had the team still working on the car.

CA  77 – Toronto (Blue Sky) – Status: GREEN  

Toronto came 12th in the 2015 World Solar Challenge in Australia.

CA  92 – ETS Quebec – Status: YELLOW  

The team have been testing their car.

CA  116 – McMaster – Status: YELLOW  

Last reports mentioned a successful test.

US  786 – Western Michigan – Status: YELLOW  

Last reports mentioned adding wheels to their car. Wheels are good.

US  828 – Appalachian State – Status: YELLOW  

There is some news coverage of the team here.

Click photos for larger images and photo credits. Follow the ASC on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Flickr, and check out the route map below (click to zoom). Best of luck to all teams!

Last updated 16:07 on 20 July 2016


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