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HS Bochum SolarCar-Team

HS Bochum SolarCar-Team

Team overview

HS Bochum SolarCar-Team

  • Car name

    Thyssenkrupp Blue.Cruiser

  • University

    Bochum University of Applied Sciences

  • Country

    Germany

  • WSC class

    Cruiser

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Jan 1 9:30:00 Katherine
Day 2 Jan 1 9:30:00 Tennant Creek
Day 3 Jan 1 9:30:00 Alice Springs
Day 4 Jan 1 9:30:00 Coober Pedy
Day 5 Jan 1 9:30:00 Port Augusta
Day 6 Jan 1 9:30:00 Adelaide
Day 7 Jan 1 9:30:00 Adelaide

How many times has your team participated in the event?

We have participated eight times with seven different cars in the World Solar Challenge since 2001.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

The philosophy behind the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser’s design combines the silhouette of a classic coupé with a clear and contemporary design language. The car is a timeless unicum, which follows in the footsteps of its predecessors and enhances our design standards for a solar car within the cruiser class. This design standard entails the compatibility of aerodynamic qualities and an appealing design.

What is unique about your solar car?

As every solar car in the challenge is unique in its kind by being a genuine prototype, our car bears many innovative features inside and outside, which are top secret for the moment. However, we can tell that nowadays our main focus lies on the sustainability applying to the whole construction process. Our car is supposed not only to be an efficient solar powered vehicle, but also to inspire the public for electric mobility by its design and functionality. Additionally, our team is unique in itself with its many members from many different faculties and their diverse abilities.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is especially valuable to us because we will meet like-minded people from around the world. This includes not only the exchange of expert knowledge regarding the construction of a solar car, but the cultural exchange and international friendships that are precious experiences for all participants. We consider our team to be a part of the great solar car community and we enjoy the friendly competition. Furthermore, to see the self-constructed car in the midst of the outback scenery of Australia is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we will always remember.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

Our team totally agrees on the following ‚one thing‘: To see our thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser crossing the finish line knowing that we accomplished the 3,000 km successfully and realizing that all the great effort eventually pays off is THE thing we are looking forward to the most.