Solar race in Australia – level 3

23-10-2015 15:00

Three thousand kilometres from Darwin to Adelaide, with no source of power but the sun! That’s the challenge facing 47 teams taking part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The event got underway on Sunday and is currently being led by team 20 from the Netherlands in their car “Red One”.

The race was first held in 1987 and is based on the idea that a 1,000-watt car can complete the trip from Darwin in the north of Australia to Adelaide in the south in just 50 hours.

“I mean we got a few hours of sun, so we got up, the team woke up at 5:30 in the morning, we got the car ready, pointed just by the time the sun set, or sun rose, and then we got that few hours of charge in and then exactly at eight o’clock we’ll get back on the Stuart (Highway).”

The 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is the largest solar electric vehicle event anywhere in the world.

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