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Onda Solare

Onda Solare

Team overview

Onda Solare

  • Car name

    Emilia 4

  • University

    University of Bologna

  • Country

    Italy

  • WSC class

    Cruiser

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pending

How many times has your team participated in the event?

After the World Solar Bicycle Challenge in 2005, we participated in 2011 and 2013 in the challenger class.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

We really strive to produce every piece of the car by ourselves, and we are really proud of our carbon work and custom drivetrain.

What is unique about your solar car?

From the first car we ever built, we always had carbon fiber leaf spring suspensions.

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

For us it is the ultimate testbench for the team and the technologies developed, without forgetting that it is the most prestigious solar car race, the one that started it all and brings together tens of teams from the four corners of the world.

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

Finding some cool shade in Darwin and have a splash in the fountain in Adelaide.