• SASOL

    SOLAR

    CHALLENGE

    2016

    24 September 1 October
  • SASOL

    SOLAR

    CHALLENGE

    2016

    24 September 1 October

EXPLORE THE SASOL SOLAR CHALLENGE

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Welcome to the Sasol Solar Challenge

Start: 24 September 2016, CSIR, Pretoria

Finish: 1 October 2016, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

The Sasol Solar Challenge is a competition in which participating teams design, manage, build and drive solar-powered vehicles across South Africa’s diverse and beautiful landscape. The eight-day event this year begins on Saturday, 24 September, from the CSIR, Gate 3. The 14 local and international solar-powered cars will travel as far as they can on looped routes between Pretoria and Cape Town, some covering distances of over 2,000 km.

The 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge promises to be the best event yet, with both local and international teams competing with more innovative vehicles than ever before, pushing the boundaries of solar car engineering.

Day 1 Day 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Delft University of Technology Nuon Solar 3 707.3 685.7 - - - - - - 1'393.0
Tokai University Tokai Solar 1 633.9 685.7 - - - - - - 1'319.6
Kecskemét University GAMF Solar 23 633.9 611.9 - - - - - - 1'245.8
NWU (North West University) NWU Solar 10 560.5 611.9 - - - - - - 1'172.4
TUT (Tswane University of Technology) TUT Solar 15 289.3 301.9 - - - - - - 591.2
Maragon Olympus Solar Eagles 14 266.9 190.4 - - - - - - 457.3
Near East University NEU Solar 5    - 301.5 - - - - - - 301.5
UJ (University of Johannesburg) UJ Solar 11    - 70.0 - - - - - - 70.0
Anadolu University Anadolu Solar 26    - - - - - - - - -
Lodz University of Technology Lodz Cruiser 45 266.9 464.3 - - - - - - 731.2
Zingbug ZingCO EV 19 28.5 93.0 - - - - - - 121.5

The 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge will comprise three classes, based on the specifications of competing vehicles:

  • The Olympia Class and Challenger Class are for newly built, four wheeler solar electric vehicles.
  • The Sustainability Class is reserved for pre-2016 event vehicles, typically three wheelers.
  • The Cruiser Class is designed for practicality, and the Sustainability Fleet is designed to provide a forum to further demonstrate advanced technologies in personal transport opportunities.

To find out who is competing in the different classes at this year’s event, visit the team profiles.