THE BELGIAN SOLAR TEAM UNVEILS ITS ENTRY FOR THE 2019 BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE
The Agoria Solar Team unveiled its entry for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge at an event in Beringen, Belgium, on 3 July 2019. The car, named BluePoint, was designed and manufactured by students from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and will take part in the gruelling challenge in Australia from the 13 to 20 October 2019.
The unveiling of the car, which was painted at the Cromax Training Centre (CTC) in Mechelen, Belgium, revealed a fresh new livery: solid white with two shades of blue that were specially developed by Cromax to match the corporate colours of the main sponsor, Agoria.
The BluePoint is the eighth Belgian solar car and is also the most aerodynamic car in Belgium. Solar challenges are about being as fast and as efficient as possible, which is exactly how Cromax likes to work, so the partnership is a perfect match.
In the design of the new solar car the team went to extremes. With a surface area of 2.6 m², the BluePoint's solar panel is the same size as that of its predecessor, the Punch 2. However, the new car is narrower, which lowers the drag but also reduces the space for the mechanical components.
We’ll keep you updated of all the progress as we move forward with the team, but in the meantime, if you want to find out more about the Agoria Solar Team visit www.solarteam.be.