Classes

Solar teams can enter the 2022 challenge in one of three classes, each with different rules and objectives:

Challenger Class

Vehicles entered in this class are built for optimal efficiency and endurance.  Design criteria defining this class includes:

Maximum Length = 5 m

Maximum Width = 2.2 m

Maximum Solar Array = 4 m²

Number of Wheels = 3+

Occupancy = 1 (driver/s)

Charging = Solar

 

Cruiser Class

Vehicles entered in this class are built for practicality and everyday applicability. 

Design criteria defining this class includes:

Maximum Length = 5 m

Maximum Width = 2.2 m

Maximum Solar Array = 5 m²

Number of Wheels = 4

Occupancy = 1 (driver/s) + at least 1 passenger

Charging = Solar

 

This vehicle class is also given the opportunity to charge electrically via EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) which results in a score reduction equivalent to the duration spent charging via external power sources. 

Adventure Class

Vehicles entered in this class are those not conforming to Challenger or Cruiser Class regulations and are also classified as non-competitive.  This class is however still deemed important as strange and wonderful innovations are brought to life through previously competing vehicles or brand new designs that challenge the way we think about the future of mobility. 

Once the teams are announced, spectators can read through their individual profiles to find out who is competing in the different classes at the 2022 event.