Volkswagen Partnership

Volkswagen Logo

CalSol is very excited about our recent partnership with the Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory (VW ERL). Volkswagen has been incredibly helpful with their technical knowledge and will be an invaluable resource for our competition in World Solar Challenge.

Thank you Dr. Burkhard Huhnke for Volkswagen’s financial support that makes Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) our top sponsor at the Platinum level. Thank you to each member of the lab for your individual support on aspects of our new vehicle. We had a great time meeting you in Palo Alto and we look forward to working with you through the World Solar Challenge 2011.

GoldRush at VW ERL
ERL members drive GoldRush

Our partnership forms a strong bond between two groups working towards sustainable mobility. ERL support gives CalSol members the resources to become successful stewards of electric vehicle technology. We are very excited to work with ERL engineers on battery systems, CAN communication, manufacturing, and more.

During a visit to VW the ERL enjoyed rides in GoldRush. While each member drove our solar car we were able to meet the people who will help make our endeavor in Australia possible. Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoyed driving GoldRush.