The Indupol One is the 5th solar car by the Belgian Solar Team. Four wheels instead of three is one of the big differences with the previous cars. The Indupol One finished 6th out of 42 teams and also won the Innovation Award. This solar car also competed in the first Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge in which it finished 3rd out 15 participants. Afterwards, the car competed in the iLumen European Solar Challenge in 2014 and 2016.
The vehicle had an innovative battery package that was 3D printed for the first time in solar racing history. This enabled generated heat by charging and decharging to be dispersed almost immediately. We won the innovation price for this new piece of technology!
Finishing sixth without any major issues, was a major accomplisment. Team 5 set out to build the most reliable vehicle and succeeded in this challenge. A perfect reason for celebration.
While a sixth place was a good result, the team still wanted to go the extra mile to win a competition with their solar car. They therefore travelled to Abu Dhabi to compete in the first edition of the solar race in the Middle East.
The tests on the national Formula One circuit went flawlessly. It was clear from the start that the improvements had made the vehicule significantly better.
After a nerve wracking race through the desert, the solar car finished on a beautiful third place. The first bronze medal in the history of the Belgian Solar Team.
The solar car created by this team has been used to race in different competitions, of which you can find pictures below. An amazing solar car, which will be exhibited at a lot of different events.
The iLumen European Solar Challenge 2014 - 3th place.
The iLumen European Solar Challenge 2016 - 2nd place