Our vision is to take part in building a better future through sustainable mobility concepts.
Electromobility is the technology of the future that is already available today.
Louis Palmer – Sustainability pioneer
True to this slogan, Team Sonnenwagen Aachen is working towards the future electromobility, inspired by the developments in sustainable mobility concepts of today. The feasibility of change from fossil fuels to renewable energy will be demonstrated through our Huawei Sonnenwagen. Our organization is based in Aachen and was established in November of 2015. Developing a solar car challenges our team constantly, more than the development of a conventional vehicle would.
In particular, the vehicle weight and the aerodynamic design are at the forefront. For this reason, lightweight construction and fiber composite materials are used – every gram counts. The in-house developed chassis minimizes wind resistance and therefore offers higher speed cruising. The solar car is powered by highly efficient solar cells and is a perfect example of regenerative energies. In cooperation with our partners from nearby industry and science, we aim to develop an efficient, reliable and safe vehicle concept.
The Sonnenwagen is the heart of our project.
By using various simulation tools and wind tunnel tests, we will design our solar car as streamlined as possible and reduce drag to a minimum.
The lightest possible vehicle weight is very critical. Therefore, we work on new concepts in cooperation with institutes of the RWTH Aachen University and FH Aachen.
Important for the efficiency of the solar car is not only the weight and aerodynamics, but also the quality of the solar cells and the driving strategy.
Developing a solar car is a lot of work. Therefore, all our teams are working with full energy to reach our goals.