A game-changing new solar car design in a 3000km solar marathon across Australia. Support Cambridge University Eco Racing.
Cross a Desert... Using only the Sun... and Beat the rest of the world to the Finish Line. This is our Challenge.
Cambridge University Eco Racing are the UK's Number One Solar Car Team and we are launching our revolutionary new design to win the World Solar Challenge 2013, a Solar Marathon, across the Outback.
We are a team of 60 students from Cambridge University that design, build and race solar powered vehicles. Since we were founded we have raced in the World Solar Challenge in 2009 and 2011.
Our competitors are teams run by large corporations, leading foreign research universities and consortiums of manufacturers. Every two years, they bring solar-electric racing cars, using the newest technologies and cutting edge design, and compete to be the fastest to cross the Australian Outback.
This year we have come up with a innovative, radical and gamechanging new design, unlike anything that has come before. Industry experts and leading academics in the field have expressed their confidence that we stand a very good chance of winning the race.
We have partnered with leading British, European and International companies to produce the components we require to complete our car, but we do still need funds to buy the necessary materials. In addition funds raised will help us prepare both team and car for the expedition out to Australia and will provide us with the equipment we need to survive and race in such harsh conditions.
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Bringing together such a large project in a short space of time will be challenging. However, the fact that we have already accomplished this 2 times in a row (albeit for more standard designs), demonstrates that we have the experience required. We are already well on the way with manufacture of our largest components.
We are competing against large teams with multi-million pound budgets. During the race they will have a large amount of resources they can deploy to help them perform to the best, whatever the conditions (bushfires, tornados, thunderstorms). The more funding we receive the better we can train, equip and support the team through the race across the Outback.
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Nov 27, 2012 - Jan 5, 2013
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Get your name printed on our car and become a supporter of CUER! Receive updates on the progress of the car and the race.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Get your name on our car and receive a limited edition "CUER keyring". Receive updates on the progress of the car and the race.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Your choice of a signed and framed print of the team with the car or a signed official team race-shirt. Get your name on our car and receive regular updates on the team's progress.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
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An invite to our official car launch event. Accompany the team on a track day with our new car in June at Millbrook. Get your name on our car and receive regular updates on the team's progress.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Join the race team! Join us for the once in a lifetime chance to race across the outback. Accompanying the team from the first day of qualifying in Darwin to the closing ceremony of the event in Adelaide. Inbound and outbound travel not included.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013