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No petrol? No problem! Nanyang Venture V successfully travelled  2283 km

in the World Solar Challenge, Australia

 

 

Nanyang Venture 5, Singapore’s only solar car in the Veolia World Solar Challenge, Australia, completed 2283 km without a single drop of petrol or diesel, and in just six days. Teams drove in the stipulated hours from 8.30am to 5pm, averaging 400km daily. The 11-strong NTU team came in 12th position in the race which featured 36 other teams from all over the world. The team’s supervisor, Associate Professor Ng Heong Wah, remarked that it was a more-than-respectable placing. He said, “Some teams from the US and Canada have strong solar racing traditions, and their cars are sixth, seventh or eighth generation. Ours is only the second generation. We have done very well.” NTU beat more established teams like those from MIT, UC Berkeley and Cambridge.

 

 

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Team at Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide - From Left to Right : Tan Ji Sheng Shaun, Dang Quoc Bao Sario, Lim Zhen Yi, Khoo Rui Xiang Raymond, Budhaditya Bhattacharya, Tee Yi Fei, Kunhal Lakhiani, Alvin T’ng Wei Heng, Cher Ruey Shin, Raktim Hazarika, Devika Shinde

 

 

 

Reports in the media:

 

The New Paper, Pg 12, 26 Oct 2011

Capital, 958FM, 31 Oct 2011

 

Go to Nanyang Venture V website