Then & Now

Stanford University Archives
Gas-powered car, 1940s
Linda A. Cicero
Solar car, 2013

Cars on Campus

In the university’s early days, Jane Stanford banned cars from campus. The ban was lifted in 1914. In the late 1980s, the university began offering incentives for people to find alternative ways of commuting. Today, Stanford researchers are building solar cars for sustainable future options. Right: Luminos, the solar car built to compete in the 2013 World Solar Challenge.