As the academic year draws to a close, we look ahead to the next generation who will take up the challenge of designing and building a solar powered car to cross the Australian Outback. We have seen some very promising students join the team this year, from first year undergraduates all the way through to PhD candidates, which is very exciting for the future of CUER.
Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a 60 strong student organisation that designs, build and races solar powered vehicles. We are a not-for-profit organisation that is mainly funded through corporate sponsorship and private support. Since our founding in 2007, we have been the UK’s number one for solar vehicle development.
We are CUER
Our team mission is to inspire as well as innovate. This leads us to undertake many outreach programs, both nationally and internationally. Through public events and school visits, we show young students how exciting and varied a career in STEM subjects can be.
In addition we provide students at Cambridge University with a learning platform for applied engineering, strategic planning and leadership in the real world.
Through exploring new areas of ultra-efficient vehicle technology, we aim to challenge the accepted concept for solar vehicles with our unique design.
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CUER in The Media
Dyson Centre Opening - May 2016
As part of the opening of the James Dyson Building and Dyson Centre for Engineering Design, the team showcased Evolution. You can see the full article in the Daily Telegraph, including a video interview with current Programme Director, Aurelia Hibbert, here. At the event we also received exposure through ITV East Anglia, BBC Look East, Eureka Magazine and others.
World Solar Challenge 2015
Through becoming the UK's best solar car team since 2007 at the World Solar Challenge in 2015, we received exposure through several outlets including The Huffington Post, ABC News Australia, BBC News UK, ITV Anglia, Cambridge TV, Solar Power Portal and several others.
Discover more about this year's car
BRITISH TEAM SET TO SHINE AT WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE 2015: Highly innovative bullet shaped solar vehicle enters marathon across Australia. A young British racing team has one of the best chances in a decade for victory in the World Solar Challenge, a gruelling 3,000 km marathon across the heart of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide, starting in October 2015.Read More
On Thursday 18th February, we held Evolution’s Homecoming event, which welcomed our race car from the World Solar Challenge 2015 back to Cambridge. Held in the beautiful Old Library in Emmanuel College, Cambridge, this event was also a chance for our sponsors, supporters, alumni and current members to gather and celebrate our achievements. EVO was glowing while displayed outside the room, and it was great to see all our guests enjoying the opportunity to pose for pictures with her.
During six exceptional evenings, the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival, offered the public a unique spectacle creating ephemeral light art installations in the richness and diversity of the urban landscape, and completely transforming the city. As part of this, we took Evolution to the Technology Museum, Elena Rastorgueva tells us about her experiences.
The World Solar Challenge
The World Solar Challenge (WSC) is a biennial race from Darwin to Adelaide, spanning 3000km of the Australian outback. It attracts teams from around the world, mostly from universities, with 37 teams from 20 countries participating in the 2011 race.READ MORE
Our progress at the Bridgestone WSC 2015
Thank you for all the support during the competition in October 2015. We have arrived in Adelaide after 6 days and 2,047km on solar power. Read our story of BWSC 2015 here.