Dutch sun-powered car wins World Solar Challenge by racing across Australia

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Speeding off from Darwin on Oct. 18, 42 futuristic solar cars from more than two dozen countries competed in the 2015 World Solar Challenge.

Teams came from as far away as the United States, Belgium and Iran, but it was the Nuon Solar Team from the Netherlands’ Delft University that emerged victorious on Thursday, crossing the finish line in Adelaide after more than 3,000 kilometres (1864.11 miles) on the road

Starting in 1987, the World Solar Challenge is a biennial event that aims to promote solar-powered car research. The Nuon Solar Team were competing in the event’s top Challenger class, where the purpose-built car must travel across Australia in a single stage. Their only fuel? Sunlight Read more…

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