reuben hackett driving Violet the solar car

UNSW students will take on some of the world's brightest minds in solar car engineering when they leave Darwin on Sunday for the 15th Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.


The UNSW Sunswift solar car team overcame major setbacks to drive across the continent and set a world record this week. It was a determined return to form for the UNSW students.

UNSW Sydney's Sunswift solar electric car team is about to embark on a trans-Australia mission aiming to set a benchmark in energy efficiency - and maybe show Tesla a thing or two as well.


Richard Hopkins, former Head of Operations for the world champion Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, has joined UNSW Engineering as an industry mentor to the student-led Sunswift solar car and Redback SAE racing teams.


Sunswift Violet, designed and built by engineering students at UNSW, is on its way to Darwin to compete in the World Solar Challenge. 


Sunswift Violet, a sleek four-seat sedan designed and built by engineering students at UNSW, will be unveiled at a media breakfast on Thursday, 19 September.


Sunswift eVe – the world’s fastest long range electric car – is on a regional outreach tour across NSW this week.

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Members of UNSW’s Sunswift solar car team have featured in the best photos taken last week for the SnapSydney campaign run by NewsLocal.


A graduate who started a charity walk for brain cancer research and the former leader of UNSW’s world record-breaking solar car racing team have been named on a triple j list of Australia’s hottest young talent.


Sunswift eVe, the Australian two-seater sports coupé built and run by UNSW Engineering students, ended the World Solar Challenge race in fourth place after traversing 3,022 km entirely powered by the sun.