Evonik Aids Solar Racing Car | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 32 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 8, 2011

Evonik Aids Solar Racing Car

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: solar energy, cars, lightweight materials
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Nuna 6 builders hope the solar racer will finish first in a 3,000-km race.
Credit: Evonik
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Nuna 6 builders hope the solar racer will finish first in a 3,000-km race.
Credit: Evonik

Students at Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, have designed a 145-kg solar-powered racing car using lightweight materials from Evonik Industries. Bodywork on the Nuna 6 contains polymethacrylimide structural foam, and the cockpit is covered with polymethyl methacrylate glazing from the German chemical maker. The car will compete in the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.

 
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