Future Car design is a winner
As the price of petrol and concern about fuel emissions continue to cause concerns, budding engineers have been invited to turn their minds to designing the cars of the future.
Toby Harris (Year 8) won the 12-14 years category of the Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) event, organised by the University’s Engineering Department.
CUER, based just a few hundred metres from The Leys, aims to show how important solar power and electric cars are. It builds and races cutting-edge solar powered cars, and is currently preparing for the World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Science teacher Dr Will Unsworth explained: “I set the competition challenge for my Year 8 Science class to complete over the Easter holidays then submitted them at the start of term. The class was invited to the CUER Solar Car Fun Day, where they got to build their own mini solar car.”
The class also had the opportunity to see the launch of CUER’s own new car design.