November 3, 2011

Axeon battery powers solar energy racer across Australia

An advanced solar-powered vehicle built by Solar Energy Racers, which is run by employees from the Swiss-based Bühler Group, took ninth place and the best newcomer award in the Veolia World Solar Challenge trans-Australia race from Darwin to Adelaide in October.

Axeon, Europe’s largest independent supplier of lithium-ion battery systems, produced the cell-pack modules specifically for the SER-1 solar race car, enabling the vehicle to reach a top speed of 100km/h over the 3,000km distance.

Lawrence Berns, Axeon CEO, commented: “We are proud to have supported the Solar Energy Racers team in this demanding contest and congratulate them on their achievement on both a high-ranking position and the best newcomer award.”

Specification of the SER-1 solar racer:

- Lithium-ion battery supplied by Axeon
- Maximum speed: 100 km/h
- Carbon fibre body and chassis
- Two front wheels, one rear wheel (driven)
- Six square metres of mono-crystalline silicon solar cells
- Brushless hub motor

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