UK solar-powered car set to race down under

A solar-powered racing car has been built to take part in an endurance event across the Australian outback. A 60-strong student organisation, the Cambride University Eco-Racing Team (CUER), built the […]

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A solar-powered racing car has been built to take part in an endurance event across the Australian outback.

A 60-strong student organisation, the Cambride University Eco-Racing Team (CUER), built the vehicle.

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2015, which runs from 18th-25th October, aims to show the potential of electric vehicles.

A car, which entered the competition in 2013, crashed during testing so the group has changed the design to make it more stable.

Amy Livingstone, Head of the Electrical Team, said: “Our main focus this time has been on improving the reliability of the electronics and there has been a 15% improvement in base power consumption…The battery is of the best energy density available so that has been retained.”

Last month London hosted the two-day season finale of the first-ever all-electric car championship in Battersea Park.