•Volunteer group started by Ford engineers in 1980
•37 sponsor companies including 101 Collins, Sumitomo Corporation, Minter Ellison, CSIRO, Mazda Australia and Michelin.
•Considered world’s most accomplished solar car group.
•Based in Melbourne it has 65 members.
What Aurora has achieved
•Established world fuel economy records –1983-85 achieving 5107 mpg or 0.055 l/100 km •Holds 9 solar car world records
•World record for longest distance on one battery charge as an electric car – 811 kms
•Travelled over 13,000 kms around Australia –averaging 550 per day
•Travelled 1701 kms in a continuous 24 hours
•Contributed to the start up of 10 solar car groups in Australia and overseas.
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