Solar Car Racing in Egypt

The solar car teams below have said that they intend to race at the Somabay Egyptian Solar Challenge this March. Details of the race are still rather thin on the ground – no route has yet been announced, and there is no official list of teams. There are, however, Twitter and Facebook feeds for the race. Those thinking about participating should probably note the travel advice from Australian, US, Dutch, and French authorities.

DE  Bochum University of Applied Sciences 

This team came 3rd in the Cruiser class at WSC 2015. They also entered three cars in the 2016 ESC, coming 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

TR  Dokuz Eylül University / Solaris 

This team came 25th in the Challenger class at WSC 2015. They raced in the 2016 ESC, coming 9th.

FR  Eco Solar Breizh 

This is a French (or rather, Breton) team, started in 2008. They raced at ESC in 2014.

NL  Nuon Solar Team 

This team came 1st in the Challenger class at WSC 2015. They also raced in the 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa, coming 1st.

JP  Osaka Sangyo University (OSU)

EG  Solar Electric Vehicle – Cairo University Team 

This is a local Egyptian team. They are partnering with Bochum, it seems. They are also planning to race at WSC 2017.

EG  Zewail City Solar Car Team 

This is a local Egyptian team. They are partnering with OSU, it seems. They are also planning to race at WSC 2017.

This post last updated 17:04 on 01 March 2017 AEDT


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