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Cruiser Class

Cruiser Class


Cruiser ClassRecognising the global imperatives of sustainable transport, the Cruiser Class was established in 2013 to encourage the creation of solar cars designed for practicality and acceptance in a given market segment. Cruiser Class teams aim to change the way we think about what we drive and what fuels we use.

The winner of the Cruiser Class is determined by a number of factors as evaluated by our judges, including both performance and design.

The 2023 design parameters for Crusier Class solar cars:

Max. Length: 5m

Max. Width: 2.2m

Max. Solar Array: 5m2

Wheels: At least 4

Driver: 1+ At least 1 passenger

Stages: 3 x 1,200km with out charging   

What do we observe from Cruiser Class entries?

With determinants of success including payload, energy consumption and a subjective element of ‘practicality’, entrants are faced with the real-world challenge faced by designers around the world: what will end user (in this case guest judges) find attractive, and give the design a desirable point of difference?