Over the course of our team's 25 year's of history racing world class solar vehicles, we have optimized every aspect of our design to create the ultimate electric vehicle.
Quantum is the team’s 11th vehicle. The team finished Quantum earlier than previous cars, allowing for more testing time and time to design second iteration parts. The car weighs in at just around 320 pounds without a driver – 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor, Infinium. Quantum is also 30% more aerodynamic than Infinium and is the best solar car the team has ever raced in the World Solar Challenge.
Quantum is our most storied solar car, racing in four races - the World Solar Challenge, two American Solar Challenges, and the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, placing third in the World Solar Challenge and winning the rest.
Racing successfully goes beyond building the best car, it also must be driven correctly. Race strategy involves developing detailed mathematic models of the various systems of the vehicle and using these models to predict vehicle performance during the race. We also take into account weather data from our team meteorologist, which allows us to optimize our energy consumption.