Exciting Australian solar car update

Here is a list of 7 active Australian solar car teams. Although the World Solar Challenge has been cancelled, several Australian teams hope to run an Aussie Solar Challenge in October at Wakefield Park near Goulburn, NSW (). That is very exciting news! The format of the event appears to be rather like the iESC.


Sasol  AU  Adelaide University Solar Racing Team 

Challenger (new car: Lumen III) – They are hoping to attend the 2021 Aussie Solar Challenge (AuSC).

Previously, Adelaide came 21st at WSC 15; participated at WSC 17; and came 16th at WSC 19.

 
Left: credit / Right: credit (click images to zoom – OLD PICS)

14  AU  Flinders University 

Two-seat cruiser (Investigator Mk 3) – they were planning to improve aerodynamics, reduce weight, and make some other changes. They have taken an unusual approach to the motor. They will not be racing at AuSC.

Previously, Flinders participated in the WSC 17 Cruiser class and participated in the WSC 19 Cruiser class.

 
Left: credit / Right: credit (click images to zoom – OLD PICS)

15  Sasol  AU  Western Sydney Solar Team 

Challenger (new car) – but they plan to attend AuSC with their ASC-winning 2017 catamaran Unlimited 2.

Previously, WSU came 11th at WSC 13; came 10th at WSC 15; came 6th at WSC 17; came 20th at WSC 19; and won ASC 18.

 
Left: Anthony Dekker / Right: Anthony Dekker (click images to zoom)

30  Sasol  AU  Team Arrow 

Cruiser – They are hoping to attend the 2021 Aussie Solar Challenge (AuSC).

Previously, Arrow came 7th at WSC 13; came 8th at WSC 15; came 3rd in the WSC 17 Cruiser class; participated in the WSC 19 Adventure class; came 5th at Abu Dhabi 15; and came 8th at iESC 18. Their team number (30) is the average age of people on the original team.


picture credit (click image to zoom – OLD PIC)

41  Sasol  AU  Australian National University 

Three-wheel challenger (new car) – They are hoping to attend the 2021 Aussie Solar Challenge (AuSC).

Previously, ANU participated at WSC 17 and participated at WSC 19.

 
Left: credit / Right: credit (click images to zoom – OLD PICS)

75  Sasol  AU  Sunswift (University of New South Wales) 

Cruiser (new car) – They are hoping to attend the 2021 Aussie Solar Challenge (AuSC).

Previously, Sunswift came 3rd in the WSC 13 Cruiser class; came 4th in the WSC 15 Cruiser class; participated in the WSC 17 Cruiser class; and came 2nd in the WSC 19 Cruiser class.

 
Left: credit / Right: credit (click images to zoom – OLD PICS)

960  AU  Deakin University / ACCIONA (Ascend) 

Two-seat cruiser (new team with car: Ascend) – they will not be racing at AuSC.


picture credit (click image to zoom)

This page last updated 18:00 on 13 August 2021 AEST.


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