What if I told you...
That 30% of carbon emissions in the US are due to transportation?
You might be wondering what's being done to combat this. You are? That's good, that's real good!
You'd be excited to know that there's an amazing group of students at NCSU designing the most powerful solar-assisted vehicle in the world. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it'll leave your Prius in the dust. But we need your help!
We are so close to having our vehicle ready for the American Solar Challenge on July 13, 2018. We've purchased the battery, the frame, the motor and more but your financial contributions are critical to helping us tie the loose ends. Back the Pack! Invest in your future.
And yes, Tesla totally did stop by our shop (pictured above).
SolarPack is the dream of Bryon Spells, an innovative mechanical engineer student dedicated to sustainable transportation.
Bryon spent this past summer in Australia designing a solar-assisted sports car at EVX Ventures. Through that experience, he committed to solar energy's revolutionary impact on motor transportation.
After returning to school, Bryon founded SolarPack, N.C. State's first solar car team. For the past 16 months, Bryon and a highly dedicated team of interdisciplinary students have designed and are building a vehicle that will change the way solar cars are viewed forever.
Elegant. Practical. The next innovation in family transportation (cue drumroll)...
We are talking about an inspiring, 4-seater solar-assisted vehicle. This isn't your average, ultra-efficient, flying-saucer-looking solar vehicle. Just to give you an idea of how disruptive this car really is; Those flying-saucers have 2-3 horsepower. We're packing 135 hp.
See you at the finish line... if you get there in time.
What started as the idea of a single student has blossomed into a community of over 30 N.C. State students. It is our collective dream to design and build compelling, next generation vehicles that improve the environmental condition for our community - humanity.
But to reach that dream, we need investments. Investment in students daring to achieve something great. Investments in solar energy now, to reduce your costs in the future.
Which is why we are reaching out to you. Yes, you. Because we know you have the power to make this dream come true. A dream for sustainable, efficient and affordable transportation. For now and for the future.
- Charles Hall
- Karen Stoddard
- Laura Bottomley
- david Pritchard
- Leah Barrett
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