The project started in 2020 on the initiative of two students of the University of Tartu, Estonia. Today, this is an interdisciplinary education and cooperation project whose main focus is the development of future talents and the popularization of technology education. More than 300 high school students, university students, mentors, trainers and partners are involved in the project.
- It took about 6 months and 10 000 work-hours to build a car. At least 25 young engineers and a number of other team members contributed to the physical construction of the car.
- The car is powered by advanced GEM in-wheel drives with patented modular technology (up to 20% driving range increase & up to 10% reduced energy consumption).
- The project is supported by Estonian top universities, top organisations and companies.
- At the end of 2021, Solaride was tested in its first-ever race in Morocco Solar Challenge 2021.
- During the second season (2022-2023) of Solaride, the next-generation car will be designed and built and is going to be tested at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia in October 2023.
Read more about Solaride: https://solaride.ee/