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World’s First Sun-Powered Family Car Takes Prize at World Solar Challenge

World’s First Sun-Powered Family Car Takes Prize at World Solar Challenge

The votes are in for the most practical solar-powered vehicle to compete in this year's 3000-km World Solar Challenge, and the winner is the Stella, a four-seat family vehicle created by the Dutch Solar

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Nuon Sun-Powered Car Wins World Solar Challenge 2013 in Just 33 Hours

Nuon Sun-Powered Car Wins World Solar Challenge 2013 in Just 33 Hours

This week the some of the world's most efficient sun-powered cars blazed across the Australian outback for the World Solar Challenge - and the competition just announced a winner! The 3000km race across

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Super High-Tech Cars Take Off in World Solar Challenge

Super High-Tech Cars Take Off in World Solar Challenge

The world's most eco-friendly car race is now underway in Australia: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. On Sunday morning, 38 solar-powered cars took to the highway to begin a 1,864 mile journey from

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University of Michigan’s Generation Solar Car to Compete in 1800-Mile World Solar Challenge

University of Michigan’s Generation Solar Car to Compete in 1800-Mile World Solar Challenge

The University of Michigan’s (U-M) solar car, called the Generation, is a strange beast. A curved, asymmetrically lopsided vehicle that looks more like a motorcycle with a sidecar, the car's solar panel

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Stella is the World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car!

Stella is the World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car!

The Netherlands' Solar Team Eindhoven just unveiled Stella, the world's first solar-powered family car! The team comprises a group of 22 students who want to show the world that a family car that runs on

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University of Michigan Announces 4-Wheeled Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

University of Michigan Announces 4-Wheeled Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

The University of Michigan just announced that its 2013 World Solar Challenge vehicle will look more like a regular car than any of its past cars. Called “Generation,” the new vehicle will buck the

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CUER Unveils Streamlined Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

CUER Unveils Streamlined Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

Cambridge University Eco Racing just unveiled its revolutionary new solar car, which will be competing in the 2013 World Solar Challenge! The team blended aerodynamic and solar performance to create an

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World Solar Challenge Automotive Race Kicks Off in Australia!

World Solar Challenge Automotive Race Kicks Off in Australia!

37 teams from all over the world are making a go at this year’s World Solar Challenge, by traversing continental Australia in a solar vehicle. Teams need to cross 3,000 km of desert, from Darwin to

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Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford's Solar Car Project has spent almost two years building their entry for this year's World Solar Challenge - a streamlined solar vehicle that may be the fastest solar car ever built. Designed in

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Nuon Solar Team Reveals Super Aerodynamic Nuna6 Solar Powered Vehicle

Nuon Solar Team Reveals Super Aerodynamic Nuna6 Solar Powered Vehicle

The Nuna6 uses silicon solar cells, which according to the competition's new rules allows them to use 6 square meters of the cells instead of 3 square meters of "other photovoltaic technology." The team

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Cambridge Students Prep Bethany 2.0 (The Endeavour) Vehicle For World Solar Challenge

Cambridge Students Prep Bethany 2.0 (The Endeavour) Vehicle For World Solar Challenge

In 2009, Cambridge University students had high hopes when they designed The Bethany, a solar powered vehicle, to compete in the  World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback. Unfortunately, the

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Impulse Solar Car To Compete in 1800-Mile World Solar Challenge

Impulse Solar Car To Compete in 1800-Mile World Solar Challenge

Engineering students at Berkeley have spent thousands of hours building the new Impulse Solar Car, which will compete in the 1800-mile World Solar Challenge across Australia in October. The design still

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Georgia Tech Students Unveil Sun-Powered Audi TT for World Solar Challenge

Georgia Tech Students Unveil Sun-Powered Audi TT for World Solar Challenge

A team of students from Georgia Tech recently rolled out a hyper-modified electric Audi TT that runs on electricity harvested from the sun. The solar-electric hybrid was designed to participate in the

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Sun-Powered Japanese Racecar Wins World Solar Challenge

Sun-Powered Japanese Racecar Wins World Solar Challenge

We'll admit it: We've never totally understood Nascar's appeal. I mean, come on, it's just a bunch of cars going round and round a track like a zillion times! But the World Solar Challenge? Now that is

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Solar Powered Bethany Race Car

Solar Powered Bethany Race Car

The World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback is coming up, and we're already seeing some truly incredible vehicles going for the gold. Take the Bethany, a solar powered vehicle designed by

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Solar Powered Car Coming To Taiwan!

Solar Powered Car Coming To Taiwan!

Amidst the increasing buzz around green cars, and innovative green car designs gaining grounds, Taiwan is ready with the prototype of a solar powered car that could hit the markets soon. The car was

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