We’re backing talented young Australians as they take on the world.
As part of MTAA Super’s commitment to the future of the automotive industry, we support young people who are doing innovative and exciting work in our space.
That’s why we’re proud to be the naming sponsor of the Australian National University’s Sol Invictus team, which will compete in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (WSC) commencing 8 October.
Now in its 30th year, the WSC is one of the world’s most prestigious solar racing competitions, attracting teams of secondary and tertiary students from
around the world.
Competing vehicles can only use sunlight and recovered kinetic energy for fuel to complete the gruelling course from Darwin to Adelaide. These vehicles can reach and maintain speeds of 100km per hour using less power than it takes to make toast!
About the team
Formed in 2015, the MTAA Super Sol Invictus team (Latin for ‘unconquerable sun’) includes almost 50 enthusiastic ANU students from 10 different degree areas.
The team has worked hard to design and build the MTAA Super Charge, a vehicle that showcases the latest in innovative and sustainable transport technology.
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: The stats
Over 30 countries compete
Course is 3,000 km
Average vehicle speeds of 60–90+ kph
Race takes 5–6 days
40% of teams don’t finish
Reigning champion is the Nuon Solar Team from Delft University, Netherlands
Find out more
To find out more about the team and to follow their progress here.