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Team overview

JUsolarteam

  • Car name

    Solveig

  • University

    Jönköping University

  • Country

    Sweden

  • WSC class

    Challenger

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 8 13:11:01 Katherine 321.774
Day 2 Oct 9 16:30:58 Tennant Creek 986.718
Day 3 Oct 10 12:36:16 Barrow Creek 1209.717
Day 4 Oct 11 15:12:40 Kulgera 1765.894
Day 5 Oct 12 13:29:52 Coober Pedy 2178.46
Day 6 Oct 13 13:03:24 Port Augusta 2720.27
Day 7 Oct 14 9:38:13 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?

2017 is the third year the JU Solar Team is participating in the bridgestone world solar challange.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Our design philosophy is a combination of speed and safety. Given that our first generation car has blown off the road in the past, we focused our efforts on not only a fast car, but a safe one as well.

What is unique about your solar car?

Solveig has four distinguished features that are unique. First the chassis is made of Swedish high strength steel that is the primary core of the solar car. Second is the Swedish developed BMS-system with a unique battery pack design . Third is the sliding coil feature of the hub motor that enables strategic opportunities. Last the carbon fiber body covered with the amazing Swedish moose which is optimized for optimum aerodynamic flow.

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

The JU Solar Team is a collection of students that come together to make a difference and build awareness around climate change. We want to build a car to drive change and challange our imagination and the worlds best competitors in Australia.

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

We are excited to meet the other teams! Despite being from all over the world, we feel a sense of comradery and finally meeting our enthusiastic peers is a major motivational factor. It will be something special to see their cars and to actually compete against them!