Translated as “the gift of the Sun,” the Eleadora2 has been unveiled by students at Rabat's National School of Mineral Industry as a new solar-powered vehicle designed to participate in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Rabat – Students from Rabat’s National School of Mineral Industry have announced their ongoing development of a new solar-powered vehicle designed to be used by the team for solar racing competitions in the future.
After receiving substantial support following their first two prototypes — the Fennec and Eleadora1 — the team began development on their newest model: the Eleadora2, designed to improve upon many of the weaknesses of the previous models.
Backed by partners such as the BMCE Bank of Africa, Crouzet, and Nareva, the team has worked to improve upon their previous models after analyzing their performance in the Moroccan Solar Race Challenge and the Somabay Egyptian Solar Challenge in 2017.
Now, after over a year of design and redesign, the team has announced that the Eleadora2 will be ready to participate and represent Morocco in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia in October 2019.
The global competition began in 1987 and, at its start, took place once every three years. However, at the turn of the century, it became a biennial competition, attracting participants from countries around the world to showcase their developments in solar energy-based transportation.
With participating teams being primarily made up of university students and corporations, the objective of the competition has always been to promote the research and development of solar-powered vehicles.
Throughout the years, the competition has attracted a wide range of countries for participation, ranging from Japan to Brazil. However, 2019 will be the first time in the competition’s 32-year history that Morocco will be represented by a team.