Cruiser Class

The Next Generation

Recognising the imperatives of sustainable transport,   we have established the Cruiser Class to encourage solar cars designed for practicality and acceptance in a given market segment.  Cruiser Class teams aim to change the way we think about what we drive and what fuels we use.   2017 will see the third running of this class, which is a tribute to the inaugural event in 2013 which saw a four-seater family car travel over 3000Km with an external energy input of just 64kWh!  (to put this into context, a modern family car returning around 5ltr/100km would use an energy equivalent of around 5000kWh!)

Wheels: 4
Driver / Passenger: 1 / 1+  both facing forwards
Stages: One stage, conducted as a regulatrity trial.

What can we expect from entries in the Cruiser Class?

With determinants of success including payload, energy consumption and a subjective element of ‘practicality’, entrants are faced with the real-world challenge faced by designers around the world: what will end user (in this case guest judges) find attractive, and give the design a desirable point of difference?