Toyota Technology Challenge

Westholme amateur engineers produce a solar-powered car for the Toyota Technology Challenge

A team of four amateur engineers has joined forces with the physics department to take part in a national competition run by car manufacturer, Toyota.

The Toyota Technology Challenge requires students to design and build a model solar-powered vehicle that can travel as fast as possible.  The focus is placed on using recycled materials to build the eco-friendly vehicles.  The Westholme students, Jessica Charlson, Malini Dey, Sophie Marshall and Ellie Whittaker had to produce a detailed portfolio explaining the rationale behind their vehicle design.  This portfolio has been sent off for judging by a panel of experts and if successful, the girls could advance to the regional final and move a step closer to winning the prize of an adventure holiday in Greece.