The SunDay Challenge was created by the Florida Solar Energy Center in 1991 to promote the use of clean alternative energy transportation technology.
The SunDay Challenge event is an annual educational automotive activity to showcase and demonstrate the latest in alternative fuels technology. The SunDay Challenge Road Rally provides alternatively fueled vehicles that are approved for highway use to demonstrate their innovative automotive solutions to transportation energy and air quality problems through vehicle handling, acceleration, performance and range activities on a set road course.
This year’s event focuses on vehicles with electric drives systems as well as alternative fuel vehicles. The event also includes an autocross, vehicle testing, and educational workshop.
Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida, Brevard Community College, Florida Electric Auto Association, Florida Institute of Technology, and Space Coast Clean Cities Coalition.
Florida Solar Energy Center, 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, Florida 32922
It is a three day event. Saturday; testing and autocross from 10:30 pm to 3 pm. Sunday; road rally from 11 am to 4 pm. Monday; workshop from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Vehicle Registration Fee:
Participating vehicle registration fee of $20 per vehicle includes entry into the entire event.
The route begins at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa and end at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. It leads off from Clearlake Road, then heads south on U.S. 1 stopping a various sites to US 192 in Melbourne, then Babcock street to FIT for a distance of over 40 miles.
Electric, natural gas, propane, ethanol, methanol, bio-diesel, bio-mass, hydrogen and solar.
Each vehicle will be entered in one of eight classes with a limit of 20 cars per class.
Awards and judges' recognition will be presented to the event winners of each class and each activity.
For additional information, contact: Bill Young, Florida Solar Energy Center, at (321) 638-1443.Download a PDF of this Fact Sheet.