Who Are We
The UC Riverside Solar Car is a student run project founded in 2017 by UCR-IEEE student members. Since its creation, UC Riverside Solar Car has produced a small-scaled, highly-efficient electric solar vehicle, in preparation for our first full-scaled build. This project aims to challenge students in order to design, build, test, and race vehicles that are completely powered by the sun.
Our team at the University of California, Riverside is comprised of over twenty-five dedicated undergraduate students from various majors with one common goal in mind: to raise awareness about alternative energy-based transportation. We are currently constructing our very first racing vehicle for competition in the 2019 Formula Sun Grand Prix. Our solar vehicle will be built from the ground up by our hard-working team members, along with the expertise of the faculty at UC Riverside.
The UC Riverside Solar Car Project offers our team members practical hands-on experience in the fields of engineering and business development. By showcasing our fully-functional solar powered vehicle, we aim to inspire the public to shift towards the use of more sustainable and renewable energy sources for transportation.
Our mission is to promote a collaborative relationship between students and sponsors to present a future of alternative energy and sustainable transportation. Throughout the process of our project, we strive to contribute to Southern California’s growing technology ecosystem, raise awareness of solar energy, and ultimately inspire students to produce real solutions on pressing environmental issues.
In order to complete our journey, we will need your support! Our team still needs to raise $10,000 to complete our vehicle for our 2019 competition. With your kind donations, our team will be able to build our custom, one-of-a-kind aeroshell!
Grian is the name of our first solar car! He represents the significant progress in the UC Riverside Solar Car’s mission to create a future of sustainable transportation and alternative energy. Grian is the result of numerous meetings, hard work, and student dedication. He is the heart and soul of our project. Check out what makes Grian so special!