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Eco Solar Breizh unveils its solar prototype

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The recent World Motor Show has once again demonstrated the importance of sustainable road mobility through the design of cleaner, safer and smarter vehicles. With an added touch of passion for the automobile, Eco Solar Breizh intends to participate in the ongoing transformation by developing its solar racing prototype.

One year away from its participation in the World Solar Challenge in Australia (October 6-13, 2013), Team Eco Solar Breizh will unveil its solar electric vehicle on October 26 in the presence of its partners and supporters. A prototype with futuristic lines, this car will be christened in the Véhipole de Ploufragan and will reveal its name on this occasion. Ellen MacArthurAs a sponsor, she will testify (from a distance) to her attachment to the project and the motivations that stimulate her every day to encourage the team.

It took more than four years of work and a hundred people (including 75 very involved trainees in two years) to deliver this car to you. Entirely moved thanks to the sun's rays, it is the result of the involvement, human and technological know-how of Breton companies and educational institutions.

On the occasion of the christening, visitors will be welcomed to the "Eco Solar Breizh demo village", entirely dedicated to the different vehicle sub-assemblies to enable them to better understand how the vehicle works and its contribution to the progress of the automobile through its technological specificities: transformation of solar energy into propulsion electricity, optimum energy management, digitalization of the vehicle driven by touch screen, simple and efficient architecture, innovative design materials... The route and the specific rules of the World Solar Challenge will also be presented to the project's supporters.

The presentation will take place on October 26th at 14h00 in the amphitheatre of the VEHIPOLE of Ploufragan, Campus de l'Artisanat et des Métiers, Rue du tertre de la Motte 22440 PLOUFRAGAN.

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For more information :

Eco Solar Breizh : www.ecosolarbreizh.com

and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecosolarbreizh

Key figures of ECO SOLAR BREIZH

The structure :

1901 Law structure,

Over 50 volunteers,

Since 2010:

o More than 75 students,

o 70 paid trainee months (more than 10% of the total budget),

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More than 50 corporate and academic partners,

23 "official" partners.

The prototype :

Vehicle weight 145kg,

6 m² of solar panels,

Maximum speed 110 km/h,

Consumption less than 20w per kilometre at 90 km/k.

Budget :

250k€ budget over 4 years,

50% of the budget has been found currently through the partners SOJASUN and the Region Brittany as well as the sales of cells to companies and individuals (http://www.ecosolarbreizh-adoptacell.com/index.php)

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