BluePoint


Invent. Improve. Inspire

The BluePoint is the eight Belgian solar car and was built between 2018 and 2020. The car took part in one solar car race, namely the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge of 2019 where it finished first. In september of 2020, the BluePoint will take part in the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa.


SPECIFICATIONS

WIDTH145 cm
LENGTH315 cm
HEIGHT95 cm
MASS135 kg
TOP SPEED130 km/h
BATTERY AUTONOMY600 km without sun
AMOUNT OF WHEELS4
SOLAR CELLS2.64 m² of Azurspace Multijunction cells
MOTORMitsuba in-wheel direct drive motor
BATTERY20 kg li-ion cells with a capacity of 5300 Wh
BODYTEI carbon fiber, reinforced with Dupont Kevlar fibers
SUSPENSIONDouble wishbone
STEERINGFour-wheel steering with crabbing system
BRAKINGRegenerative & mechanical braking


SOLAR PANEL

For the first time in the history of the Belgian Solar Team, the BluePoint's solar panel was made in-house by our electrical engineers. 


STEERING

The BluePoint has a unique steering mechanism, pioneered by the Belgian Solar Team in its seventh solar car Punch 2. Commonly referred to as the Crabbing System, the innovation allows the solar car to dynamically rotate its nose towards the wind while driving, as to reduce the instability and air friction caused by side winds.


FOUR WHEEL STEERINGCRABBING
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