Solar powered cars race across Australia

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Back to the Future II movie predicted that we would be driving in cars powered by rubbish in 2015. However, the majority of cars driven today are still powered by diesel or petrol, and vehicles remain high on the list of polluters.

Every two years Australia hosts the ‘World Solar Challenge’. This challenge hopes to highlight that some day cars could be fueled by our biggest, cleanest, and cheapest, source of energy – The sun!

The competition challenges universities and technical institutions to design and compete solar-powered vehicles for a race across the Australian Outback all the way from Darwin to Adelaide, a distance of 3,000 km.

This year’s event that took place in late October and had 40 teams from 25 nations.

The winning vehicles averaged speeds of about 100km/h.

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