The World Solar Challenge: Australian Desert Race Powered By The Sun

In just a few days, teams from around the globe will be fanging their way across the Australian desertin Bridgestone’s World Solar Challenge.. Their mission: to harness the power of the sun for honour, glory and sustainability.

But before we look towards the future, let’s take a quick trip into the past.

The year is 1992. A small fiberglass car putters its way across the scorching Australian landscape. Aptly name The Quiet Achiever, it is set to become the first solely solar powered vehicle to make a transcontinental journey.

Read more at Gizmodo AU or at Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Photo: Nuon Solar Team

 

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