• SASOL

    SOLAR

    CHALLENGE

    2016

    24 September 1 October
  • SASOL

    SOLAR

    CHALLENGE

    2016

    24 September 1 October

EXPLORE THE SASOL SOLAR CHALLENGE

Click on the icons below for more information about the 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge:

Welcome to the Sasol Solar Challenge

The Sasol Solar Challenge is a biennial competition in which participating teams design, manage, build and drive solar-powered vehicles acrossSouth Africa’s diverse and beautiful landscape.

The eight-day event began this year on the 24 September with 14 local and international cars travelling as far as they could on looped routes intowns between Pretoria and Cape Town, some breaking records bycovering distances of over 4,500 km!

Combined, the teams covered more than 25,000 km on the power of the sun.

See full results on the notification tab below and video highlights on our YouTubeChannel!

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Total
Delft University of Technology Nuon Solar 3 707.3 685.7 605.6 586.1 658.2 544.1 510.3 419.4 4'716.7
Kecskemét University GAMF Solar 23 633.9 611.9 568.5 491.9 592.5 544.1 171.0 419.4 4'033.2
Maragon Olympus Solar Eagles 14 266.9 190.4 119.4 147.8 253.3 216.0 53.6 130.7 1'378.1
Near East University NEU Solar 5   0 301.5 303.2 219.0 232.6 110.8 244.8 223.2 1'635.1
NWU (North West University) NWU Solar 10 560.5 611.9 345.9 481.2 526.8 442.1 333.3 223.2 3'524.9
Tokai University Tokai Solar 1 633.9 685.7 583.1 539.0 658.2 544.1 480.8 419.4 4'544.2
TUT (Tswane University of Technology) TUT Solar 15 289.3 301.9 308.8 242.9 314.6 245.3 194.4 223.2 2'120.3
UJ (University of Johannesburg) UJ Solar 11   - 70.0 360.4 194.8 96.3 243.8 163.2 209.5 1'337.9
Lodz University of Technology Lodz Cruiser 45 266.9 464.3 381.4 350.6 395.4 277.6 393.1 288.6 2'817.8
Zingbug ZingCO EV 19 28.5 93.0 181.0 192 196.0 160.0 162.0 96.0 1'108.5
                       
Daily Distance on Solar     3'387.2 4'016.3 3'757.3 3'445.3 3'923.8 3'327.8 2'706.4 2'652.6 27'216.8

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.