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TEAM EINDHOVEN CRUISES INTO HISTORY WITH A TRIPLE TREAT

16/10/2017

It seems when it comes to solar cars – no one can catch the flying Dutch. In the 30th anniversary year of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge they have reigned supreme.

Having already won the Challenger Class title on Thursday, when Team Nuon crossed the line first one hour, 58 minutes and 37 seconds ahead of second place Michigan, another Dutch team, from Eindhoven, shone in the Cruiser Class. With an unassailable lead in energy efficiency going into the final stage of judging yesterday, their 2017 win was made official at the Awards Ceremony in Adelaide.

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WILL WE BE DRIVING CRUISERS? CARS OF THE FUTURE JUDGED

14/10/2017

Cars of the future, we could well be driving tomorrow, are on show today in Adelaide’s Victoria Square.

The 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Cruiser Class category was judged today by an expert panel of adjudicators including Danish born Australian Adventurer and Founder of the World Solar Challenge Mr Hans Tholstrup.

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OUR DRIVING FUTURE CRUISES INTO ADELAIDE

13/10/2017

The cars of the future, the Cruiser Class, charged into Adelaide's Victoria Square today within the official time window in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

Germany's HS Bochum was the first to arrive at the finish line.

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FLYING DUTCH TO THE FINISH WITH THE WIND IN THEIR SAILS

12/10/2017

The Nuon Solar team, the flying Dutch from The Netherlands, today claimed their seventh title in the Challenger class as they crossed the Official Finish Line in Victoria Square Adelaide, first in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

An update will be available including times, after Day 5 of the Challenge concludes at 5pm Darwin time. 

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Flying Dutch Storming Towards Adelaide - Day 4 Provisional Results

12/10/2017

Wild wind and stormy weather is no match for the flying Dutch champions Nuon Solar Team in ‘Nuna 9’ whose combination of ‘space grade’ solar array and lightweight aerodynamic design is proving to be unbeatable so far. With less than 500 kilometres to the finish line, they are storming towards home. Media release attached.

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Despite the clouds Nuon scorches over the border

11/10/2017

Travelling over 90 kilometres per hour, the flying Dutch extended their lead today as they crossed the border into South Australia. Cloudy skies and threatening rain were no match for 'Nuna 9' whose advanced solar cells continued to shine.

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Storm clouds brewing over Alice - Provisional Update Day 3

10/10/2017

A possible time penalty, protests, weather forecasting strategies as clouds roll in, flat tyres and a swelling Adventure Class, are just some of the dramas unfolding in Day 3 of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

The Netherland's Nuon Solar Team is continuing its domination across the Australian outback. Travelling around 86km per hour, the Dutch team has established a lead of around 40km and is now midway between Alice Springs and Kulgera.

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Stormy weather ahead as top gun rivals battle for the lead - Provisional Update Day 2

10/10/2017

As the sun sets on the second day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and the temperature hovers around 36 degrees Celsius, just minutes separate two past Challenger Class champions after travelling nearly 1300 km on the power of the sun.

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Provisional Update Day 1

08/10/2017

Team Tokai from Japan set the pace in 'Tokai Challenger' with an early lead in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge reaching the first control stop of Katherine in just under four hours. They overtook 2015 champions Nuon Solar Team on the Hayes Creek hill before reeling in Puch Powertrain from Belgium sending an early warning they want to title back.

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RECORDS ECLIPSED

10/07/2017

Fittingly in its 30th Anniversary year, the field for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, (BWSC), is the largest ever.

Record breaking entries and an event program that honours pioneers, high achievers and solar stars past and present, promises an unprecedented Australian adventure on a global stage from the 8-15 October.

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#DreamBigFilm

16/02/2017

In its 30th year, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) is about to be celebrated on a global stage of a different kind - IMAX® giant screens – for its shining role in the new film ‘Dream Big: Engineering Our World’.

The film, which will premiere at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC on Wednesday 15 February, celebrates human ingenuity behind incredible engineering feats, big and small. From the world’s tallest building, to earthquake proof engineering, bridges to prosperity and underwater robots, the world’s largest solar-powered car race across outback Australia, is in elite company. With spellbinding giant-screen visuals, Dream Big tells inspiring stories of creating better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

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New look event logo for 2017

30/01/2017

 

C:\fakepath\WSCLOGO Primary colorThe Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) has a new look. In recognition of Naming Rights Sponsor, Bridgestone Corporation and their continued support, event organisers have refreshed the event logo giving further prominence to the word Bridgestone and its distinctive ‘B’.

Bridgestone first partnered with the Challenge in 2013, aiming to advance environmental technologies for cleaner cars and a more sustainable future for generations to come. The BWSC attracts some of the world’s brightest innovators, engineers and start-up entrep
reneurs, united by a common goal – developing a sustainable, solar electric car no longer reliant on fossil fuels.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the BWSC will be held in Australia from October 8 to 15, 2017.

For BWSC event media information please contact:

Judi Lalor + 61 409188 129 media@worldsolarchallenge.org