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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.
|TOP SPEED||130 km/h|
|BATTERY AUTONOMY||600 km without sun|
|AMOUNT OF WHEELS||4|
|SOLAR CELLS||2.64 m² of Azurspace Multijunction cells|
|MOTOR||Mitsuba in-wheel direct drive motor|
|BATTERY||20 kg li-ion cells with a capacity of 5300 Wh|
|BODY||TEI carbon fiber, reinforced with Dupont Kevlar fibers|
|STEERING||Four-wheel steering with crabbing system|
|BRAKING||Regenerative & mechanical braking|
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.
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 STEERING||CRABBING|