Durham University Electric Motorsport showcase their latest solar car

By Sophie Gregory

The Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) team showcased their latest car in Morocco at the UN Climate Change Conference held in Marrakech from the 7th to the 18th of November. The exhibit was part of the Conference’s Sustainability and Innovation Forum.

DUEM are the longest running solar car team in the UK, being founded in 2002. The student run team constructs the cars that run solely on solar energy to compete in events such as the World Solar Challenge in Australia.

The car they showcased at the UN Climate Change Conference, the DUSC2015, has a top speed of 70mph. Here they demonstrated technology that Durham students can produced whilst prompting action against climate change.

Prior to the Conference, the solar car was displayed at the Formula E-Prix event that also took place in Marrakech from the 11th to 12th of November.

DUEM have now returned to Durham.

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