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TAFE South Australia

TAFE South Australia

Team overview

TAFE South Australia

  • Car name

    SAV

  • University

    TAFE South Australia

  • Country

    Australia

  • WSC class

    2019

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 13 14:58:00 Katherine 321
Day 2 Oct 14 14:56:56 Tennant Creek 986
Day 3 Oct 15 9:50:33 Alice Springs 1493
Day 4 Oct 15 9:50:33 Alice Springs 1493
Day 5 Oct 15 9:50:33 Alice Springs 1493
Day 6 Oct 15 9:50:33 Alice Springs 1493
Day 7 Oct 15 9:50:33 Alice Springs 1493
Day 8 Oct 15 9:50:33 Alice Springs 1493
Day 9 Oct 15 9:50:33 Alice Springs 1493

How many times has your team participated in the event?

TAFE South Australia has participated in 10 events

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Our team likes to push development of our vehicles towards those which the public would like to use. For example, we started with a sleek two-seater. Our next development was a three seat runabout. We like to use off-the-shelf components and materials where possible, demonstrating that such vehicles are not out of reach for most people.

What is unique about your solar car?

SAV is demonstrating that solar/electric can be used for light commercial or freight vehicles. In a ute format or towing with the fith-wheel hitch, we can serve a tradesman purpose or recreational vehicle. Multiple formats for the 6m trailer have been drawn up.

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

Our team members value the experience of the Event very highly. We revel in the friendly rivalry but even more in the special relationships which are fostered as we compare technologies and vehicles with the wonderful people who come to our country for the competition.

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

Kangaroo stew.
and we love that we don't have to deal with long flights and shipping.