Glasurit yellow solar racer runs on green technology

Sun-kissed SolarWorld No. 1 / Fourth-place World Solar Challenge winner a hit at the Toyota Grand Prix, to race across North America

Münster/Bochum, (PresseBox) - SolarWorld No. 1, the solar car with the melon yellow finish by Glasurit, BASF Coatings' paint brand, has truly been kissed by the sun. Proclaimed the world's most beautiful solar car, SolarWorld No. 1 was developed and is piloted by students and experts from the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. These days, the spunky racer is dashing from one success to the next. The solar car, which placed fourth at the World Solar Challenge, was celebrated by 180,000 spectators during the preliminary program at the 34th Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, California. The 60,000 fans at the DTM race in Hockenheim, Germany, were just as enthusiastic about the eco-car's appealing design at a demo race there. Its next challenge will be the 4th North American Solar Challenge, one of the world's highest-profile solar car races. The race kicks off on July 13.

The nine-day-long North American Solar Challenge will take SolarWorld No. 1 through the United States from south to north along the Wheat Belt, ending in Canada. The route begins in Texas, continuing through Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, South Dakota and North Dakota. It then takes the racers over the border to Winnipeg. The finish line is in Calgary, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. It's a great opportunity for SolarWorld No. 1 to show what it can do.

The solar car stands for sustainable mobility. The developers at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences have used environmentally friendly technologies for all components of the car. And the paint used for the finish, Glasurit 90 Line, complies with the most stringent environmental legislation.

Glasurit Automotive Refinish

Under the Glasurit brand, BASF markets a comprehensive range of automotive refinishing paint systems, focusing on eco-efficient waterborne basecoats and high-solids paints. By using these systems all legal solvent-reduction requirements can be complied with anywhere in the world, and with regard to appearance and durability, the products meet the same quality standards as solvent-borne paints. In this area, the company offers a wide variety of services to support its customers. Glasurit Automotive Refinish is approved by most of the leading car manufacturers for aftermarket repair worldwide and chosen by them for its color expertise. Internet: www.glasurit.com

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