Australian solar racing team parades at Sydney campus send-off
Friday, September 20, 2013
Australian solar racing team paraded their fifth car, eVe, on the campus of the , Sydney, yesterday. They are leaving for the 2013 this weekend. Both staff and students came to the send-off event in the early afternoon.
The vehicle route led from the biomed lawn of Michael Birt Gadrens in upper Kensington Campus down the University Mall to Anzac Parade with a few stops along the way at Commerce Courtyard and Globe Lawn. The driver, as well as the passenger, alighted as six members of the team carried eVe over the stairs of University Mall.
eVe, the latest car built by the Sunswift team, was designed for the new Cruiser class of the competition, and thus meets regulations for normal roads-worthy vehicles. While its predecessor IVy weighed under 150, eVe weighs approximately 300 kg, with light construction and 15 batteries weighing only 63 kg. However, eVe has achieved a similar drag coefficient, despite different overall shape and larger frontal area.
The 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is to take place on October 6–13, 2013.
- UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift. "Sunswift Send-Off Parade" — , September 19, 2013
- TSPORT100. "UNSW Sunswift launch 140 km/h “eVe” Cruiser Class Solar Racecar" — , August 12, 2013
- TSPORT100. "Solar car 'uses less power than toaster'" — , October 12, 2009