Jigsaw Business Group supports World Solar Challenge

4 September 2019 - 9:15, by , in Jigsaw Business Group, News, Comments off

Jigsaw Business Group are proud to support Cambridge University’s entry into the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Cambridge’s entry, ‘Helia’, will be competing in this year’s competition; taking place over 13th-20th September. Primarily a design competition, the challenge consists of several scrutinous inspections and concludes with an on-road component lasting 7 days, conducted on public roads between Darwin and Adelaide —approximately 3020 kilometres in distance. Jigsaw Business Group were happy to provide the trimming of the seats inside the vehicle, ensuring that the Cambridge University team participants in the challenge are comfortable throughout the week-long journey, spanning the entirety of Australia!

Announced on World Environment Day, the competition aims to promote research into, and development of, sustainable road transport. Sustainability is a topic Jigsaw Business Group are extremely passionate about. Relating to our sister company Ecusol – offering services and products that are developed to help organisations reduce their energy usage and carbon emissions in a sustainable way. Jigsaw Business Group are excited to support a project that will contribute to achieving sustainable road transport in the future.

Unveiled as the ‘UK’s Most efficient electric car’, the ‘Helia’ is a product of 20 undergraduate students from the Cambridge University Eco Racing team. An exciting demonstration of current electric vehicle and renewable energy technology, the project has the aim of inspiring the next generation of engineers and STEM students. This continues Jigsaw Business Group’s investment into assisting students who aim to pursue a career relating to their STEM subject, aiming to provide the STEM engineers of the future with the opportunity of a career that has global potential.

‘Helia’ was unveiled at the London Science Museum; during an event Jigsaw Business Group were happy to attend. Speaking on the event and Jigsaw’s involvement, Steve Spratt, Jigsaw Business Group CEO said

We’re really pleased to give our support to what is one of the toughest student projects around. The team have done a great job in pushing the sustainability envelope – efficient balancing of power resources and power consumption is the key to success and this car will carry 4 people for over 500 miles on a single charge with a battery smaller than a Nissan Leaf.

Thanks, CUER; for your help shaping our future and good luck with the race!

Jigsaw Business Group wishes the Cambridge University team the best of luck for the competition in Australia and look forward to reporting the results.

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