Imagine driving from La Crosse to Minneapolis without
having to spend a penny on gas.
That's exactly what eight teams of college students
are doing today.
It's part of the American solar challenge.
For the past week.
these students have been driving solar powered cars
they spent the last two years building.
They started in Texas.
Today they left from La Crosse to finish the 18-hundred
mile trek in Minneapolis.
The whole project is a learning experience because
we actually apply what we learn in school to actually
build our car.
Almost everything that is in your life right now that
has been built in the last 20 years, has been impacted
by an engineer that helped build a solar car.
On a sunny day.
the cars can go about 55 miles per hour without tapping
into battery power.