Tokai Univ. solar car comes 2nd in cross-continent race in Australia
Kyodo -- Oct 18
The first solar-powered cars to complete a 3,000-kilometer endurance race across Australia reached the finish line in Adelaide on Thursday, with Japan's Tokai University Solar Car Team coming in second place.

The World Solar Challenge is a biennial event, and the latest one began on Sunday, with 44 cars from 21 countries and regions setting off from the northern Australian city of Darwin.

Belgium's Agoria Solar Team claimed its first victory, arriving minutes ahead of Tokai's car.

Four teams from Japan competed in this year's race, with Kogakuin University from Tokyo, the Nagoya Institute of Technology from Nagoya and Goko High School from Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, expected to reach Adelaide in coming days.

News source: Kyodo
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