Japanese Solar Car Wins Aussie Desert Race

There’s been a lot going on this week- the World Series kicked off last night, the debate on health care reform is kicking into high gear, The Donald married off his only daughter- so you’d be forgiven for not remembering that this is the week of the South Australian Tourism Commission‘s tenth annual Global Green Challenge solar car race. The gruelling 1,864 mile race across Australia’s desert, from Darwin to Adelaide, aims to “highlight the latest advances in hybrid, electric, solar and alternative energy vehicles.”

Enduring temperatures in excess of 122F, more than 30 teams from a dozen countries set out last Saturday. A solar powered car from Japan, the Tokai Challenger, pictured below, was the first to arrive in Adelaide. The car can reach a maximum speed of 90 miles an hour.

[Source: The Telegraph]

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