ConceptThe SolarWorld GT was specially designed for high loads and long distances and continues the everyday usability concept of its predecessor BoCruiser. With two doors and two seats, it drew everyone's attention at the WSC in Australia and was nicknamed Bochum Beauty by the observers. But this design brought a racing weight of 280 kg compared to its flat competitors with sometimes just over 100 kg. The middle place 26 was not a disappointment, because the team had bigger plans for this vehicle.
Circumnavigation of the worldThe car was converted during the final event of the world championship and was the first solar vehicle to be approved for road use. From Australia to New Zealand via the USA and Russia, the yellow-blue cruiser drove around the world with solar power. There was an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for this.
Everyday occurrencesAnd the GT never stood still after its return home in Bochum. Since the car was made for the road, the team no longer only takes part in races, but presents the car at local events and excursions. From 2014 to 2017, the electrical system was gradually rebuilt, whereby care was taken to preserve many details of the old system. The conversion ended in 2017 with the takeover of the larger battery from the decommissioned, subsequent vehicle. Even longer distances are no problem for the SolarWorld GT. In the meantime, the cruiser travels to annual races such as the Albi Eco Race in Albi, France, 1500km away on its own bikes. With now 10 years and over 75,000 km, the car has developed into our cross-country skier.
2016: place 4
2018: place 5
2018: place 4
2018: place 1