| 2013-08-15 | 0 Comments

Emilia III, a solar vehicle designed by Onda Solare is ready for the Australian World Solar Challenge 2013.

Onda_Solare_6The new vehicle was jointly developed by teachers, students and young researchers from the University of Bologna and the technical school IPSIA Ferrari in Maranello. Students and teachers of the prototype course worked on the development of zero emission transportation. Numerous companies from the region supported the ambitious project by providing innovative and avant-garde components.

Onda_Solare_4The car is made of carbon fibre and composite material and weighs only 180 kg. It is supposed to cover a distance of 3,000 km powered by 391 photovoltaic cells. The team gained good results at the first two edition of the race and the new technology introduced with Emilia III might lead to an even better performance this year.

Onda_Solare_5Team Onda Solare with three drivers and altogether 20 members will guide Emilia III through the race in October in Australia from Darwin to Adelaide.

SONY DSCAs for the previous two editions, Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari wished the team all the best. One has to remember that IPSIA, the technical school in Maranello, has been created by Enzo Ferrari to educate technicians for the company of the Prancing Horse.

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