In-wheel motor technology in World Solar Challenge 2017
- Published: 23 October 2017
In October Australia was hosting the 14th Solar Challenge. This World Solar Challenge has welcomed the greatest minds from around the world to Australia to challenge the norms and travel the outback in a vehicle powered only by the power of the sun. Students from over 30 countries compete with each other for in three classes: the Challenger -, Cruiser – and Adventure Class.
This year 3 teams of the Dutch Universities (Delft, Twente and Eindhoven) participated. After having travelled over 3.000 kilometers the team of Delft University won this year’s edition of the World Solar Challenge.
The University of Twente used in-wheel motors on their vehicle; an innovative technology that already is being applied in larger vehicles by e-Traction. A reporter and film crew visited e-Traction in Apeldoorn to learn more about this technology.