Solar Car from Cambridge

Cambridge University Eco Racing team. Their solar powered car arrived at Lower Treave Caravan and Camping Park after the first four miles of their planned drive to John O’ Groats.

Student driver checks the direction of the Sun..

The car can reach speeds of up to 45mph.

Four 12v batteries are wired together to power a single 48v electric motor. Problems occurred with the temperature of the motor and the team set about creating a sensor system to relay data back to the support team vehicles.
More information about the Cambridge Eco Racing Team can be found at their website.


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