Tu delft students can batteries do not carry race solar car’s

Tu delft students can batteries do not carry race solar car’s

The Delft student team Nuon Solar Team receives a heavy setback for the choose. Airline dare their handmade battery not to bring to Australia for the competition with a solar car next month.

The battery of the Delft’s solar car is now stuck in Singapore, because the companies are afraid of accidents accidents with batteries on board, as last was the case with batteries of telephones aboard planes.

“The delay of the battery is problematic. Without battery we can not participate in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on October 8, start,” responds the student team on the situation.

The students have now an alternative plan is put into action. This consists of on the spot build of a new battery. Therefore, parts of batteries of Japan to the Australian Darwin achieved.

“With less than a month to go, is the participation of the Delft team is very exciting”, so acknowledge the team.

Earlier problems

During the Australian zonnewedstrijd of 2013 caused major problems with the suspension system ensure that the team almost not at the start appeared. Also in 2009, the team had to deal with a setback. Their sunlight-powered car crashed when during a test drive and had a week to rebuild.

The students are determined to be the issues on time to fix it. “Not at the start is for us no option,” says one of the participants.

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