ConceptThe SolarWorld No. 1 is the most powerful of our vehicles even without road approval. Due to its unique shape, which he gave to Prof. em. Eckard Beese of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, was awarded the No. 1 awarded the WSC Design Award. Since then it has proudly held the title of “most beautiful solar car in the world”. In 2007 this was a milestone in the solar car scene, because for the first time a vehicle that drives around the podium was not built as flat as possible, but in a teardrop shape, which enables the driver to drive through the race sitting and not lying down.
Racing careerThe car took part in four major races with our sponsor at the time, SolarWorld. At the World Solar Challenge (WSC) for solar vehicles in 2007 in Australia, the team from the small Bochum University managed to assert itself against the big elite universities and, with fourth place, showed the potential of the Bochum SolarCar project. Even if the car never crossed the finish line first, it has the 1 in its name and team number 11, even twice on the fairings. At the North American Solar Challenge 2008, the team came third with the SolarWorld No.1.
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