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University of Tehran Solar Car Team

University of Tehran Solar Car Team

Team overview

University of Tehran Solar Car Team

  • Car name

    Persian Gazelle IV

  • University

    University of Tehran

  • Country

    Iran

  • WSC class

    Adventure

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pending

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Jan 1 9:30:00 Darwin
Day 2 Oct 16 17:00:00 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?

2 times

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

“Persian Gazelle Design and Manufacturing Center” has been formed based on these activities and the 4th solar car is being built right now. The main purpose for these efforts is to find ways and means of designing and building environmentally friendly transport vehicles which would be affordable for the general public. We seek to design a vehicle with minimum energy consumption and built it with proper materials with suitable and reasonable cost. It is our objective to achieve a final commercially viable product in due course.

What is unique about your solar car?

A 2+2 seater with a unique aerodynamic design while trying to maintain and uphold the aesthetic factors effecting the appearance of the car as much as possible. The MPPT parts have been designed and built by the team. The motor drive has been redesigned and built by the team members and an Iranian based company. Other interesting features have been incorporated in the car design such as special applications for navigation and other matters. The overall design of the car has been managed so it looks and performs like a commercial car in the market.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

Taking part in the BWSC has been on the forefront of our goals from the beginning when the PGSC Team was formed back in 2004. The main reason is the nature of the competition involved which drives the team to achieve higher goals. Another reason for taking part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is the fact that many teams from all over the world come to this event which present an opportunity for the teams to interact with each other. It is our belief that BWSC2017 is a unique arena for us to test ourselves and also learn more.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

The road from Darwin to Adelaide is what our team looks forward to. This is a road to the future; although it is an old and narrow pathway but has a lot of room for everybody and that is what we look forward to when visiting the Australia.