Stanford Solar Car Project | Designing, building, and racing solar-powered vehicles
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Founded in 1989, the Stanford Solar Car Project is an entirely student-run, non-profit organization fueled by its members’ passion for environmentally sustainable technology. We provide a unique opportunity for Stanford students to gain valuable hands-on engineering and business experience while raising community awareness of clean energy vehicles. Every two years, the team designs, builds and races a solar car in an international race event- planning this cycle to compete in the SASOL Solar Car Challenge.

In 2013, our team finished 4th overall and we were North America’s No. 1 team. In 2015 and 2017 we finished 6th and 9th respectively. Building off this string of top-10 finishes, we are pushing ourselves to be more creative, innovative, and competitive than ever going into the next race.

Our Team

Our Team

Our team is composed of an amazing group of engineers, innovators and problem solvers.

Our Cars

Our Cars

From Black Mamba to Xenith and before, our project has produced a number of unique and impressive vehicles. Take a closer look!

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors make everything we do possible, while acting as leaders in industry, sustainability, and support of the next generation.


Years Since Founding


Solar Powered Miles


Cars Built


Memories Made

Our Race