Toni investigates #4
mobility of the future | Sustainability and climate protection | In part 4 of our series “Toni investigates” the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser is made ready for its long journey to Australia. Student reporter Toni shows highlights of the huge amount of work that has gone into preparing the solar car for the World Solar Challenge down under.
It started with the roll-out at Bochum University. In July the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser was presented to the public. It was then put through numerous tests. For example the solar car’s drag coefficient was tested in a wind tunnel, its roadworthiness was confirmed by vehicle inspection company DEKRA, and thyssenkrupp CEO Heinrich Hiesinger took a personal interest and test drove the blue.cruiser in Essen.
#SolarChallenge: One project. One car. One goal.
3,000 kilometers across the Australian Outback – with only the power of the sun. The World Solar Challenge is probably the most unusual race in the world. And we’ll be on the starting grid from October 8 – 15, 2017. Together with Bochum University we are currently getting the latest generation of the jointly developed solar car ready for the race. And the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser is awesome – not just in terms of design. In our series “Toni investigates”, student reporter Toni goes behind the scenes to ferret out the designers’ secrets.