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Southern California Solar Car

Driving Innovation Since 2014

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Real World Engineering


Our members learn how to machine, fabricate, and build industrial automotive components from raw materials in our on-campus solar car workshop.



We pride ourselves on custom designing and testing almost every component of our vehicle from the ground up using Solidworks 3D CAD & ANSYS Simulation software.



Our well rounded in-house business, fundraising, and marketing teams tackle the real world challenges of securing donations & strategic partnerships with cutting edge engineering firms.

Formula Sun Grand Prix 2021
Formula Sun
The Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) is an annual track competition that is held on grand prix or road style closed courses. This unique style of solar car racing is open to teams from around the world and truly tests the limits of the vehicles in handling curves, braking, and acceleration.

We are currently preparing to compete in this event.
About Us
Solar Car started out between a group of friends in 2014. Overcoming many challenges, the team decided to officially hard launch in 2015 and began laying the foundation for our inaugural solar car.
Our mission is to educate students and provide them with valuable hand-on engineering experiences by designing, building and racing full-size street legal solar powered vehicles.
Using only the power of the sun, our full sized, single passenger vehicle, Traveler I, will embark on a journey that tests the limits of modern technology, ingenuity, and innovation.
Our Leadership Team A diverse group of talented individuals with a passion for clean, renewable energy
Silver Sponsors ($10,000+) Killstress Designs Boeing BrijHoney USC Viterbi

Partner Sponsors ($1,000+)
Ansys Northrop Grumman Avcorp SolidWorks StrongHandTools Analog Trojan Battery Company MediPines The Gill Corporation USC Siemens

Friend Sponsors ($500+)
Schorr Metals Inc Zee Zee Copy UltraPress The Talieh Family ESA