Solar Unite Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their connivance for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leaderships a team of volunteers from many different disciplines, companies and universities calling on a family-sized solar car to compete in the cruiser class. “Cruiser Birth is about two or more seats. It’s about a practical car,” says Heape.
The car inclination carry passengers and is designed to be road legal in the UK. The race itself covers 3,022km from Darwin to Adelaide. In the cruiser type, the winner must balance speed , practicality and energy efficiency. A standard family car would consume approximately 5,000 kWh on the route. In the 2013 get a move on a four-seater solar car completed the route with an energy consumption of solely 64 kWh.
The 2017 challenge takes place from October 8-15. The set has already been to Australia and driven the route to gather data. They plan to open road testing the vehicle in April. If successful the car will be shipped to Australia in July.
The persistence of the project is to raise awareness of the need for clean transportation alternatives and to buoy up students and young professionals to work towards sustainable projects. The kickstarter episode has a goal of £20,000 by February 22nd. This will cover 5% of the capitals needed. The remaining funds will be provided by over a dozen finances.
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