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Sonnenwagen News

Curtain up for the next generation: The Covestro Sonnenwagen

On Monday, 22 July 2019 the covers came off! The ‘Covestro Sonnenwagen’ was presented by the development team to the public after months of hard work, early mornings and late nights.

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July 2019

At  the unveiling ceremony, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet addressed the the team and 600 guests at the sold-out auditorium of RWTH Aachen, and praised the ingenuity and commitment of the Sonnenwagen team.

As swift as an arrow through the Australian Outback with the 'Covestro Sonnenwagen'

In comparison to 2017, the new Sonnenwagen  is lighter  more aerodynamic  and even more  more efficient. With its 890  solar panels the “Covestro Sonnenwagen” generates an optimum of 1 KW capacity. This energy can be stored temporarily in its  battery, which will take the  Sonnenwagen  500 km through the desert on a single charge. The self-developed hub motor provides an overall capacity of ca. 95 percent and can accelerate the solar  car to a top speed  of 140 km/h!

Bring on the outback!