Driving from Austin, Texas to Calgary without a fill-up? A University of Calgary team plans to do just that, as part of the North American Solar Challenge in July.
"It's more than just building a solar car," said project manager Rashaad Sader. "It's 50 per cent engineering and 50 per cent education."
And as a new team, with a lot to learn, there is no time to lose.
"We should be rolling in a week an a half," said Sader of their test car, an important step towards the finished product.