ALL THE ADELAIDE ACTION
AT THE BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE VILLAGE
VICTORIA SQUARE / TARNTANYANGGA
THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER TO SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 9.00AM-5.00PM
Visit the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Village this October and be inspired by the future of solar and renewable energy technology – walk amongst team garages, partner displays and activations. All activities are free!
CITY OF ADELAIDE FINISH LINE
THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER TO SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER, 9.00AM - 5.00PM
Witness the team excitement and celebration as they cross the City of Adelaide Finish Line after a 3,000-kilometre adventure from Darwin.
Stay across BWSC social channels to find out when the first Challenger Class vehicle will arrive in Adelaide. Faculty calculations predict the first solar car will arrive Thursday morning, but it’s all up to the teams as the road to Adelaide can be challenging and unpredictable!
Challenger teams will continue to arrive across Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Cruiser Class solar cars are judged on more than speed to the finish line – in this very strategic contest, teams have a window of timing for their arrival into Adelaide and they must cross the line between 11.30 am and 2pm on Friday.
RAA EV DRIVE EXPERIENCE SUPPORTED BY EAGERS AUTOMOTIVE
FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER TO SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER, 10.00AM-3.00PM
After exploring the BWSC Village and seeing this year’s solar cars, visit the RAA EV Drive Experience to view and test drive the latest electric vehicles thanks to Eagers Automotive.
An extensive range of models will be available as well as a selection of e-scooters and e-bikes.
RAA’s Solar and Battery and EV Home Charging teams will be on site to answer all your questions about charging an EV at home, and the rollout of the state’s EV charging network, RAA Charge.
Test drives are limited. To view vehicles and book your test drive, click the button below:
THE CRUISER PAVILION
THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER TO SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER, TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED
The Cruiser Pavilion is a multipurpose facility playing host to a number of events and activities.
On Saturday “Cruiser Class Judging” commences from 9am to 1pm. Cruiser Class teams must prepare a brochure that describes their car, how it will be used, and how it will interact with a smart grid. Teams must also give a 3-minute presentation about their car to the esteemed judging panel and allow judges to get into their car to test the space and comfort.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Cruiser Class solar vehicles, often the breeding ground for technology and innovation, that sometimes inform the electric vehicles we see on the road today.
BWSC STREET PARADE
Catch one last look at the 2023 teams as they depart the Village, celebrating the end of another successful Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
Forty teams from across the world, celebrating the end of an epic Aussie adventure.
Check back for the full route closer to the event
OFFICIAL BWSC AWARDS CEREMONY
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER, ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE, NORTH TERRACE - ADELAIDE/TARNTANYA 5.30PM-8.30PM
The perfect close to the 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge as teams, faculty, event staff and volunteers come together to celebrate their achievements and reflect on the epic journey from Darwin to Adelaide but also team work, camaraderie and innovation.
Members of the general public are also welcome to purchase tickets and attend.
Tickets include a complimentary drink and light canapés on arrival with additional beverages available for purchase.
Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased from 7 October 2023.
Celebrate the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in the Bridgestone Hub with the best view of the City of Adelaide Finish Line. Experience the emotion and excitement of the event with a multimedia experience and the opportunity to get up close to the 2023 BWSC winning car. Learn more about the values of the Bridgestone E8 Commitment, and why the BWSC is so significant to sustainable motorsport and the future of sustainable mobility.