On Sunday, World Solar Challenge Officials announced, two days ahead of schedule, their 2013 Event and new Regulations. There are technical and competitive Regulations changes which allow four different classes of solar EVs and introduce new twists into the legendary Event's format.
The Aurora Solar Car Team is excited about the opportunities presented by the new Regulations. For more information about World Solar Challenge 2013, please visit:
On Saturday the Aurora team had a productive session at its workshop. Monash University Industrial Design graduate Ali, Swinburne University Product Design Engineering student David and Monash University Ph.D. candidate Damien discussed aerodynamic tradeoffs related to certain automotive styling elements. Ali and David spent most of the day working on their clay styling scale models, while Damien provided advice on how their models could be changed to improve aerodynamic performance.
Meanwhile, Martin, Katrina and Andris discussed marketing proposals for Aurora Solaris, the team's new, practical two-seat solar EV concept in preparation for next week's meeting with Swinburne University students and staff.
Veolia World Solar Challenge Officials are set to announce details of the 2013 Event on 19 June 2012. According to their website:
"2013 will again see the evolution of the event with new classes and new challenges. Together with our planned program of associated events this will be one not to miss."
The Aurora Solar Car Team eagerly awaits more information about this great adventure. Please make sure to visit the Veolia World Solar Challenge website from 19 June!