Dutch students win World Solar Challenge again
The Nuon Solar Team from Holland's Delft University of Technology has won – for the fifth time – the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge race in Austrialia.
Taking the lead from day one, Delft's Nuna7 showed to be a reliable car and drove the 3000-kilometre route from Darwin to Adelaide without giving up its leading position. The Japanse Tokai Challenger was Nuna’s main rival and came in second. The Dutch University of Twente came in third place with its car The Red Engine. The University of Eindhoven is taking part in the new category for family cars with it's car Stella, the world's first solar-powered family car. The World Solar Challenge has a 20-year history and is a friendly competition aimed at promoting solar powered mobility. This year, 38 teams from 22 countries took part in the race.