Energy time trial: maximum distance in one hour on $1 worth of the energy of your choice.

2016 Energy Invitational

2016 UCI Energy Invitational Video

Here at UCI we are hard at work on three different race cars for 2017 competitions. It is a tough time, as it seems things move too slowly. I offer this video of highlights from the May 21, 2016 UCI Energy Invitational on UCI’s campus to inspire all of our race teams as they work to prepare their cars for the 2017 Energy Invitational. Many thanks to Vital Link and UCI Anteater Racing for their support of a terrific event.

For our colleagues in China, here is a youku.com version: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTg0MzI5ODY3Mg==.html

2016 UCI Energy Invitational

2016 UCI Energy Invitational

2015 Energy Invitational

2015 UCI Energy Invitational Video

This video shows highlights of the 2015 Energy Invitational on UCI’s Campus:

The 2016 UCI Energy Invitational will be May 21, 2016 on UCI’s Campus. The course will be along East Peltason Drive between Los Trancos and Bison.

2016 Energy Invitational

2016 Energy Invitational

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2015 Energy Invitational Layouts

Here are the organization layouts for the 2015 Energy Invitational.

  • Layout 1 shows how to access the spectator area,
  • Layout 2 shows the pit assignments,
  • Layout 3 shows the organization of the pit area,
  • Layout 4 shows the course.
2015 EIVI Heat Schedule

2015 Energy Invitational: Heat Schedule

2015 EIVI Heat Schedule

2015 EIVI Heat Schedule

This is the list of participants and the heat schedule for our 2015 Energy Invitational on UCI’s Campus. Please come by and see what these student race teams can do.

2014 EI5 patch

2014 Energy Invitational Video

As preparations continue for the 2015 UCI Energy Invitational, here is a reminder of last year’s event.

2015 Energy Invitational

2015 UCI Energy Invitational

2015 Energy Invitational

2015 Energy Invitational

The 2015 UCI Energy Invitational is scheduled for May 24, 2015 on UCI’s campus. Please have your raceteam contact Tanya Eberhard at tanya.e@uci.edu. We look forward to you joining us.

California Challenge Tustin

KOCE reports on the California Challenge

This video is a news report on the UCI California Challenge:  KOCE video.

There is also information at the site: https://storify.com/ucirvine/solar-decathlon-and-xpo-2013-uc-irvine

 

KOCE California Challenge

KOCE California Challenge

California Challenge Test Day

Preparing for the California Challenge

California Challenge Test Day

California Challenge Test Day

Some of the cars being prepared for the California Challenge on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park.

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The California Challenge at the Solar Decathlon

The California Challenge joins three energy efficient racing events

The format of the California Challenge provides a same track same day comparison of the energy performance of a different types of energy efficient racers.

The California Challenge is an energy efficiency time trial. The goal is to achieve the maximum average speed using $1 of energy. The course includes a high speed section, an auto-cross section, and a staged idle section. Maximum distance in one-hour wins using $1 of any combination of energy sources wins. This event is presented as part of the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in association with the Energy Expo.

Select this link for more information about the California Challenge.

2013 Energy Invitational

2013 Energy Invitational: Video

Race teams from 20 high schools and colleges competed in energy time trials at Adams Motorsports Park on May 11, 2013 at the fourth UCI Energy Invitational. This video captures the spirit of the event.