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Durham University Electric Motorsport

Durham University Electric Motorsport

Team overview

Durham University Electric Motorsport

  • Car name


  • University

    Durham University Electric Motorsport

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • WSC class


  • Static Scrutineering


Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 8 16:36:40 Katherine 321.774
Day 2 Oct 8 16:36:40 Katherine 321.774
Day 3 Oct 10 9:37:24 Tennant Creek 986.718
Day 4 Oct 11 16:52:00 Kulgera 1765.89
Day 5 Oct 11 16:52:00 Kulgera 1765.894
Day 6 Oct 11 16:52:00 Kulgera 1765.894
Day 7 Oct 14 12:52:50 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?

DUEM has participated twice previously, in 2011 and 2015.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

DUEM has always been about pushing the boundaries of innovation. Our approach has been to pursue designing, manufacturing and engineering as many components of the car ourselves. This gives us unparalleled opportunities for creativity from our student-run team and provides all members with incredible hands-on learning opportunities. We want to put British renewable engineering on the world stage and we feel this is the optimal way to do so.

What is unique about your solar car?

Our latest solar car - DUSC - brings further evolution to our original founding design. Our premier selling point remains our innovative in-hub motor. We have designed, manufactured and engineered our own motor to drive performance and efficiency gains across the board, ensuring we perform at the best possible level in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

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

The Challenge itself is unparalleled in its scope, heritage and message and aligns perfectly with a substantial proportion of investment and focus in the renewable sphere. We want to push the boundaries of sustainable innovation and show what it can truly do on the world stage, in the harshest of environments and against strong competition. It is the premier solar event of its kind and we are thrilled to be entering to showcase our technology.

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

Meeting all our fellow competitors to share our enthusiasm for sustainable engineering and ideas for future solar cars. This sort of collaboration not only assists engineering but bonds teams from around the world together as great friends, as we have found out before.