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Cambridge University Eco Racing
In 2008, Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) designed and built the UK's first road-legal solar car. Ever since, the CUER team has been striving to win the World Solar Challenge (WSC), a 3000km marathon across Australia. Their latest car is capable of travelling at 70mph on the power of a hairdryer and weighs only 130kg. CUER aims to produce radically different designs and partners with some of the best engineering and technology firms from across the UK, and the world, to turn these into reality.
Designing and building these cars has proved an exhilarating experience for all involved, with many ups and downs, late nights and breakthrough moments, culminating in a month-long trip to Australia. In addition to the core racing activities, CUER also runs outreach events, ranging from national competitions and exhibitions at the London Science Museum to day trips to visit local schools.