In Australia today, October 8, started competition, The World Solar Challenge electric vehicles, which are fed only by solar energy. This was reported on the official website of the competition.

The report said that 42 of the crew set off from the Northern city of Darwin, South to Adelaide through the Australian desert. It is expected that most participants will overcome a distance for the week. The average speed of the electric car on solar batteries is approximately 90-100 kilometers per hour.

The race is held every two years. This year participation of teams from Germany, Japan, USA, UK, Poland, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Belgium, Sweden, Iran, South Korea, India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Turkey, Canada and Australia.

It is also said that in 2015, the competition was won by the Dutch Nuon team, which represents the Technological University of Delft, but this year, qualifying an impressive result was shown by the team from Belgium Punch Powertrain.

It is noted that the competition from the budget allocated more than 194 thousand dollars. Rally partly funded by the Northern territory of Australia, as the authorities have set a task that by 2030, half of the electricity used came from renewable sources.

The flag had been waved and we’re officially off in the #BWSC17 ☀ app

– World SolarChallenge (@WorldSolarChlg) 7 Zhovtnya 2017 R.

On 29 July it was reported that the electric car manufacturer Tesla has launched a new, third production model of eco-friendly car designed for the mass market.

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Australia started racing electric cars on solar energy 08.10.2017

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