nu’Nergy (2003-2005) is the Northwestern University Solar Car Team’s 4th generation solar vehicle. nu’Nergy was engineered primarily to compete in the American Solar Challenge 2005, a 2500 mile race from Austin, Texas to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. nu’Nergy qualified for the 2005 NASC in Topeka, Kansas while placing 5th at the 2005 Formula Sun Race! There was a terrible incident on the initial day of the 2005 NASC race that prevented us from continuing further. During the first hour of the race with the car running at maximum road speed, a short in the battery system caused a catastrophic failure, totally comprising the batteries and ending our race.



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