Solar Car to be Unveiled
Yale students will unveil their new solar-powered car Thursday, April 22nd at noon on Beinecke Plaza of the Yale campus, adjacent to Wall Street.
The car, “Lux Perpetua,” will compete in Sunrayce ‘99, a bi-yearly contest for solar cars built by college students. This year’s race begins on June 20 in Washington, D.C. and ends June 30 in Orlando, Florida. After the race, “Lux Perpetua” will be exhibited at Epcot Center in Disney World.
The full-length car features a curved, aerodynamic body and a stiff, light skeleton.
In the 1997 Sunrayce, the solar car entered by Yale students, dubbed “Lux Aeterna,” finished ninth among fifty-four vehicles.
Reporters are invited to attend the unveiling and interview members of Yale’s solar racing team.
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