Japanese Team Wins Solar Challenge

Solar car drives 1,800 miles in four days


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A team from Japan’s Tokai University won Australia’s World Solar Challenge for the second consecutive time, traveling 1,800 miles in an entirely solar-powered car. On Sunday, the team left Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, with 36 other teams from 21 countries, and finished in South Australia’s Adelaide at about 1 P.M. on Thursday. Teams faced unexpected obstacles including wildfires and 30- to 40-mile-per-hour crosswinds. Held every two to three years since 1987, the World Solar Challenge seeks to advance research on viable solar-powered cars.

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