The aim of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is to stimulate research into, and development of, sustainable road transport. Participation in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge calls for the design and construction of a solar car within evolving design parameters and driving the solar car across the continent of Australia in accordance with these regulations. 

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is primarily a design competition. The regulatory philosophy is to provide the parameters on which to base the design, rather than specify exactly how to build a solar car.

Each Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is different. Science and technology evolve and to encourage the most innovative ideas, event requirements also evolve. We typically introduce major regulatory 'disruptions' every second event to stimulate innovation, but also ensure within every event cycle that regulatory parameters are updated to reflect rapidly advancing technologies.

 

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Despite the cancellation of the 2021 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the 2021 regulatory documentation is provided here as a resource for those with a solar car interest as deep as ours!

The 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Regulations will be released at a date closer to our next event. While we are not due to introduce major disruptors in 2023, the new set of Regulations will be updated to reflect industry and technology advancements. Stay tuned!

2021 Regulations*

*Note the cancellation of the 2021 event

2021 Team Manager's Guide*

*Note the cancellation of the 2021 event

2021 Manikin (PVC Pat) Dimensions*

*Note the cancellation of the 2021 event

2021 Regulation Bulletin #1: PVC Pat*

*Note the cancellation of the 2021 event

Regulation Bulletin #2: Registration Plates*

*Note the cancellation of the 2021 event

Stability Considerations

An informal discussion paper by Prof. John Storey