Power management company Eaton announced today that it will sponsor the University of Michigan’s Solar car team for the next two years, which includes providing products for the vehicle and engineering support for the team.
The UM Solar Car program is a student-run team that includes participants from the university’s engineering, computer science and business school disciplines. The team’s mission is to design, manufacture and race a solar-powered car in competitions throughout the world. Since the program began in 1990, 14 vehicles have been built and the team has won the American Solar Challenge nine times, placed third in the World Solar Challenge five times, and won one international championship.
“Eaton has a history of technology involvement in the alternative energy vehicle market and the UM Solar Car program is one more example of how we are enabling the vehicles of tomorrow with real-world products and technologies,” said Scott Adams, senior vice president, Product Development, Marketing and Planning, Eaton Vehicle Group. “Eaton’s sponsorship of this program is an excellent platform to showcase our advanced technologies while also supporting a group of students who are the future leaders of our industry.”
Date: Aug 21, 2017