World Solar Challenge cars to be revealed

Here are the World Solar Challenge solar car teams that have promised a car reveal in the coming weeks (full team list here):

BE Punch Powertrain Solar Team 

This team came 3rd in the 2015 Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, and 5th in the Challenger class at WSC 2015. They are planning to return in 2017. They also raced in the 2016 ESC, coming 2nd. Their new WSC car will be called Punch 2. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 21 June.

NL Solar Team Eindhoven 

This team came 1st in the Cruiser class at WSC 2015. They are planning to return in 2017. Their team number (40) is the Eindhoven telephone area code. In December 2016 they had hoped to set a world record by driving 620 miles on a single charge, but this attempt had to be cancelled. However, they did visit the Bay Area in January. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 21 June.

NL Solar Team Twente 

This team came 2nd in the Challenger class at WSC 2015. They are planning to return in 2017. They also raced in the 2016 ESC, coming 1st. Their new WSC car will be called Red Shift. Their team number (21) is a pun and a wish for success in the race (“Twente-One”). They held a competition to pick a name for their new car, and have also revealed their new design. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 23 June.

JP Kogakuin University 

This team came 2nd in the Cruiser class at WSC 2015. They are planning to return in 2017. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 29 June.

TW Kaohsiung / Apollo 

This team came 6th in the Cruiser class at WSC 2013, and 9th in the 2015 Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge. They are planning to return in 2017. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 30 June.

US Stanford Solar Car Project 

This team came 6th in the Challenger class at WSC 2015. They are planning to return in 2017. Their new WSC car will be called Sundae. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 1 July.

HK Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education 

This team competed in the Cruiser class at WSC 2015. They are planning to return in 2017. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 2 July.

US Principia Solar Car Team 

This team came 17th in the Challenger class at WSC 2015, and 5th in the 2016 American Solar Challenge. They are planning to return to WSC in 2017. Their new WSC car will be called Ra X. There have been signs of construction. They also intend to race at FSGP 2017. A car reveal is promised for 3 July.

DE Bochum University of Applied Sciences 

This team came 3rd in the Cruiser class at WSC 2015. They are planning to return in 2017. They also entered three cars in the 2016 ESC, coming 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Their car will look like this. There have been signs of construction. They also participated in the Somabay Egyptian Solar Challenge in March. A car reveal is promised for 5 July.

US University of Michigan 

This team came 4th in the Challenger class at WSC 2015, and 1st in the 2016 American Solar Challenge. They are planning to return to WSC in 2017. Their new WSC car will be called Novum. Their team number (2) is a long-standing tradition. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 7 July.

US University of Minnesota 

This team came 5th in the Cruiser class at WSC 2015, and 10th in the 2016 American Solar Challenge. They are planning to return to WSC in 2017. Their new WSC car will be called Eos II. Their team number (35) is a long-standing tradition. There have been signs of construction. A car reveal is promised for 11 July.

NL Nuon Solar Team 

This team came 1st in the Challenger class at WSC 2015. They are planning to return in 2017. They also raced in the 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa, coming 1st. Their new WSC car will be called Nuna9. Their team number (3) is a long-standing tradition. There have been signs of construction. They also participated in the Somabay Egyptian Solar Challenge in March. A car reveal is promised for 25 July.

AU Australian National University 

This is a new team in the WSC Challenger class for 2017. They have a rather interesting design. A car reveal is promised for 2 August.


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4 thoughts on “World Solar Challenge cars to be revealed

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  2. Wow, look at the very interesting and beautiful design Kogakuin came up with. It could be challenging if it stays in one piece and winds (from road trains) don’t send it off the road. I also wonder how the driver gets in and out (quickly).

  3. The design of the Apollo team looks nice and sleek, but from the photo the seams between parts are showing not well matching surfaces.

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