Solar Team Twente wins first and second place

Sep

24

2018

at European Championships solar racing

Solar Team Twente has won the iLumen European Solar Challenge with its Red Shift team. The university also won the second place at the European Championships solar racing with its solar car of the previous generation, the Red One.

The Red Shift and the Red One were involved in a neck-and-neck race on the rainy circuit of Zolder in Belgium. In the overall ranking, the Shift team won with only two points difference. The third place was for the German team Sonnenwagen. The most important part of the iLumen European Solar Challenge is the 24-hour race.

During this race, participants were allowed to ride on their batteries, due to the bad weather conditions, which could only be recharged twice. The rain caused a lot of slips. The two Twente solar cars came into the lead after 12 hours when they overtook Megalux Hungary and they did not give up that lead anymore . The Shift dropped 235 rounds in the 24 hours, the One 230 rounds.

In October 2019 students from Solar Team Twente will take part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. The Sasol Solar Challenge is currently taking place in South Africa, where the Nuon Solar Team is leading the Nuna 9S.

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