This solarcar is the latest addition and is built by the team of 2019. Axelent is namned after the main sponsor, which colours are displayed on the exterior of the car. Axelent came on an impressive 10th place in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019. 

Motor: DC motor from Mitsuba 2096D3 VFM + AMO core, over 97%efficiency
Solar cells: 4 m² Silicon PV cells from SunPower E66, efficiency of 25.1% and 1100 W
Battery: 20 kg Lithium-lon, 115.2 V, 5.3 kWh
Suspension: Double swing with Öhlin's STX22 Air spring/damper
Brakes: Hydraulic mountain bike brakes, 4 cylinder cross hydraulic circuit
Measurements: Length: 4.75m, Width: 1.55m, Height: 1.09m
Weight: 200 kg
Average speed: 82 km/h
The solar car Axelent doing a test run on a track


The car built by the 2017 year’s team aimed to combine the speed of Magic along with the stability of Solbritt, in order to successfully compete with the top teams in the race. Further, the team expanded into two different divisions, management and engineers. The engineers could focus solely on building the best car possible, while the management team could focus on other important aspects. This was proven successful, as Solveig made it to 8th place in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017. 

Motor: Mitsuba M2096D-3-VFM Brushless DC, adjustable torque and an efficiency of 97%
Solar cells: 4 m² Silicon PV, efficiency of 24.3 % and 960 W
Battery: 20 kg Lithium-lon, 118 V, 5.3 kWh
Suspension: Öhlin's Coil shocks, double swing arms in front and simple in the back
Brakes: Hydraulic mountain bike brakes
Measurements: Length: 4.28m, Width: 1.63m, Height: 95cm
Weight: 186 kg
Average speed: 80 km/h

Concept of the solarcar Solveig


Learning from past experiences, the new team aimed to build a more stable car for the 2015 competition. This resulted in Solbritt, our second generation car that finished the race at a 15th place out of 30 contestants. Not bad for a small team consisting of only 12 engineers doing everything from building the car to finding sponsors and marketing the project.

Motor: Mitsuba M2096D-3, BLDC motor with an efficiency of 95%
Solar cells: 6 m² with an efficiency of 23.4%, 229 watt/m²
Battery: 20 kg BMS, 4 kWh Lithium—Ion battery
Suspension: Öhlin's Double link arms
Brakes: The 22-049 caliper 21-010 master cylinder
Measurements: Length: 4.5m, Width: 1.8m, Height: 1m
Weight: 235 kg
Average speed: 66 km/h
The solarcar Solveig as a concept image


In the autumn of 2013, the JU Solar Team participated in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge for the first time. The name of the car was Magic, and she was the first ever solar car built in Sweden to compete internationally. The team tried to push the limit by building the fastest car possible - an area in which they were successful. Unfortunately, though, the lightweight car blew off the road and did not cross the finish line.

Motor: Mitsuba M2096D-2 mounted on the right wheel
Solar cells: 6 m² with an efficiency of 22.6 %
Battery: Boston Power Swing 5300
Suspension: Forks in the front and Swing arms in the back
Brakes: Shimano zee BRM 64D
Measurements: Length: 4.5 m, Width: 1.8 m, Height: 1.25 m
Weight: 190 kg
Average speed: 80 km/h
The solarcar Magic on a road