World Solar Challenge

Adventure. Innovation. Achievement.


It is the world's biggest solar endurance race, held in Australia from Darwin to Adelaide, across 3000km of rugged outback terrain. We compete in the prestigious Challenger class for line honours.

11th

OUT OF 22


2013

10th

OUT OF 43


2015

<10th

SEE YOU THERE!


2017

Meet the Team


Integrated within the university, we bring students out from a theoretical world into a more practical environment to apply their knowledge and expand their horizons. We are made up of undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines ranging from engineering, computing, business, media & communications.

Anuj Verma
Team Manager
Mechanical Engineering
Anuj Verma
Ann Xiao
Marketing Lead
Design and Marketing
Ann Xiao
Michael Jay
Electrical Lead
Electrical Engineering
Michael Jay
Cameron Weston
Mechanical Lead
Mechanical Engineering
Cameron Weston
Kieran Luken
IT & Telemetry Lead
Information & Communications Technology
Kieran Luken
Rohan Munjal
Mechanical
Mechanical Engineering
Rohan Munjal
Rez Pulido
Mechanical
Mechanical Engineering
Rez Pulido
Daniel Eddington
Electrical
Electrical Engineering
Daniel Eddington

Alumni

Jay Manley



Meet Our Cars

Driving into a sustainable future.



Unlimited. (2015) UNLIMITED. (2015)
Solace (2013) Solace (2013)

Our racing cars showcase cutting-edge sustainable engineering and demonstrate the incredible potential of electric vehicle technologies. By designing a car to run on solar power alone, we are driving the changes in vehicle efficiency and new technologies for a low-carbon future.

Constructed from a carbon-nomex composite, the monocoque chassis of our solar car seats custom designed suspension components. We make use of these industry leading materials and techniques to create a race vehicle that is not only light, but strong as well.

300KG WEIGHT 170KG
CENTRAL MONOCOQUE DESIGN CATAMARAN
1.8M (W) x 4.5M (L) x 1.1M (H) SIZE 1.8M (W) x 4.5M (L) x 0.9M (H)
110KM/H SPEED 129KM/H
CARBON FIBRE & NOMEX HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE CARBON FIBRE & NOMEX HONEYCOMB
PANASONIC LITHIUM ION BATTERY PANASONIC LITHIUM ION
MARAND IN-HUB DC MOTORS MARAND IN-HUB DC

Our Sponsors

Join us for 2017.


Following the success of our first foray, Western Sydney University is now investing in the project and invites private, corporate and government partners to do the same. Financial and in-kind support is welcome.

A range of sponsorship benefits are available. Interested individuals and organisations are invited to share in the success of this opportunity which only comes around every two years. With your help, we can get the Western Sydney University Solar Car on the road again for the 2017 World Solar Challenge.