College of Kecskemét Megalux team and its solar-powered vehicle arrived in Australia to take part in World Solar Challenge competition, which attracted 45 teams from 25 countries reported team leader Zoltán Kutasi from Australia.
18 - 22 October 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
We have crossed the 3020 km distance between Darwin and Adelaide in 5 days, 4 nights. Out of the 46 participant teams we started from the 11th place and we finished 7th at the end. The competition was fantistic, full of excitements and adventures. MegaLux was technically excellent during the race except of couple of punctures. With the brilliant teamwork we were able to overcome every difficulties. Thank you very much for the support and encoureges!
Monday was full of activities:
- We moved MegaLux to Hidden Valley. We met other teams and many people has visited us in our pit.
- We received 8 set of Bridgestone tyres. Thank you for the support!
- During the afternoon we have tested twice on the track. We are satisfied with our lap times.
- Oliver Gochermann was our dinner guest. The evening went in a good mood. He gave us numerous advices.
This morning was very busy. Afterwards 8 members of the team passed Darwin Port Training, we received an appointment for custom clearance. The officials found eveything perfect, they were very satisfied, in addition the team got a huge praise for the precise and clean packaging. So we could bring MegaLux to our place. Such a good feeling to see our Solar EV again.
We have finally arrived to Darwin this morning after a beautiful, but tourteorus journey. We have been greeted at the airport by our Hungarian friends and currently enjoying their hospitality. The next step is the custom clearance of MegaLux. We need to hurry up to have enough time to test it in the challenging Australian environment. Wish us good luck!
"2015 World Solar Challenge Website by Bridgestone" website is ready. We greatly appreciate that Megalux is among the four sponsored European teams. Thus we are able to participate in the competition using the new Bridgestone “ECOPIA with ologic” tyres. Thank you!
We sent our MegaLux for a long journey to Australia in 7th September. The trailer with the car, all of our stuffs and equipments were given to the logistics company in Budapest. From here the car will be carried to Prage by truck, flown to Singapore and than shipped to Darwin. We are very nervous and hoping everything goes well...
MegaLux 01 - Don't believe your eyes! We have developed a vehicle dynamic simulation model. With the help of it we can refine the MegaLux' setups.