30th March, 2023

This project is a proof that the younger generation is not indifferent to world’s problems and is willing to use their intelligence, knowledge, creativity and effort to create a better future for us all. And we couldn’t be more proud to support them in their endeavours. That’s why we partnered with Solaride – a project that has gathered around 50 bright minds from 6 universities to build Estonia’s very first solar car.

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.

About Solaride:

  • 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.

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Photography: Solaride