Performance & Design
The MTAA SuperCharge 2 is the second solar car from the ANU. Desinged for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC). Building on the experiences and lessons from 2017, the team undertook a complete redesign and built a new car from the ground up. The team featured some familiar solar car faces as well as a host of new members to lean and bring their skillsets to the project. Over the last 2 years, behind the scenes; these students have worked tirelessly to produce this car and have also used the platform to promote renewable energies and STEM. The team proved the reliability of MTAA SuperCharge 2 throughout the 2019 BWSC with only minor issues during hundreds of kilometers of testing and the race; managing to drive 1500km off the sun. The team are incredibly proud of their achievements and wish to thank the previous team for imparting their knowledge aswell as MTAA Super, the ANU and all our sponsors.
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MTAA SuperCharge 2.0
Marand In-Wheel Axial Flux Motor
- 98% Efficient
- Developed by CSIRO
- 2.4 times the power to weight of petrol engine
232 Sunpower Monocrystalline Silicon Cells
- 4m² Solar Panel Area
- 24.3% Efficient
- Encapsulated by the team
LG 18-650 Li-on Cells
- 400 Cells
- 144V (DC) nominal battery voltage
- 55°C Highest On Road Temperature
Carbon Fibre with Nomex Core
- Catamaran Design
- Custom designed by team for minimum drag
- Fibreglass indicator covers
The ANU Sol Invictus Racing debut occurred at the 30th Anniversary of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. After qualifying to race in the Adventure Class, the MTAA Super Charge finished within the top 20 in a very competitive field; and impressive first attempt, offering both growth and experience for future races.