074 Emilia Three
‘Emilia Three’ is the solar racing car development for the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October 2013. The shape is undergoing a fine-tune process in terms of ergonomics, aerodynamics and solar energy gain. The electric vehicle has a carbon fibre body and a nomex and kevlar fitout in the drivers cabin. It is covered with more than 382 high performance photovoltaic cells, which deliver a maximum of 1,4 KW of electric energy. The aim of the World Solar Challenge is to drive 3000 km across the Australian continent in less than 7 days, only powered by solar energy.
‘Emilia Three’ final placement was the 10th position.
Objectives: Drive 3000km across the Australian continent in less then 7 days mostly on solar energy
Materials: Carbon fiber hull, aluminum, Kevlar, Nomex
Tecnologies: fuelcells, sunpower c60 solar cells, ...wheels, ...electric motor,... control system.
Operation: 90% autonomy under sunlight, 1 pilot
Dimensions: 1.8 x 4.5 m, h 1 m
Weight: 150kg ~
Design Team: Architecture and Vision, Arturo Vittori & Andreas Vogler
Team manager - Aerodynamics: Stefano Maglio
Composite materials: Mauro Sassatelli
Organization: Ruggero Malossi
Electronics: Maurizio Moretti, Marco Franceschini, Claudio Rossi, Davide Garavini
Drivers: Matteo Martignani, Ruggero Malossi, Gianluca Filippini
Mechanics: Christian Feo, Adolfo Dondi, Narciso Gnugnoli
Mechanics - Safety Officer: Marco Scalorbi
Logistics: Filippo Sala
Body shop: Mario Ravaglia, Andrea Ravaglia, Riccardo Ravaglia
Communication and media: Massimo Ronchi, Christian Lacchei, Enrico Valenti, Francesca Zanetti
Photo courtesy: OndaSolare