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05-06-2013 - Aurora focuses on fully road legal car design and will run Aurora Evolution in the 2013 WSC
The Aurora Solar Car team will run its existing car Aurora Evolution in this year’s World Solar Challenge, this decision has been driven by the desire to move the team from a competition focus to one aimed at building practical approachable solar cars, with the key aim of designing a fully Australian road legal solar car. This approach requires a level of design complexity unseen in previous generations of competition cars and the team is choosing to invest that time in preference to rushing a design to competition.
To work toward that goal, key elements of the new electrical and electrical safety systems designed for Aurora Solaris will be fitted to Aurora Evolution in readiness for its competion in the Adventure class. This will also allow the team to field test components and software in one of the harshest road challenges on earth.
On Sunday, World Solar Challenge Officials announced, two days ahead of schedule, their 2013 Event and new Regulations. There are technical and competitive Regulations changes which allow four different classes of solar EVs and introduce new twists into the legendary Event's format.
The Aurora Solar Car Team is excited about the opportunities presented by the new Regulations. For more information about World Solar Challenge 2013, please visit:
Veolia World Solar Challenge Officials are set to announce details of the 2013 Event on 19 June 2012. According to their website:
"2013 will again see the evolution of the event with new classes and new challenges. Together with our planned program of associated events this will be one not to miss."
The Aurora Solar Car Team eagerly awaits more information about this great adventure. Please make sure to visit the Veolia World Solar Challenge website from 19 June!