Dutch team Nuon Solar win the 2017 World Solar Challenge
Dutch Team, Nuon Solar’s ‘Nuna 9′ won the 2017 World Solar Challenge on Thursday (October 12) claiming their seventh title in the Challenger class.
Nuon crossed the finish line with a time of 37 hours, 10 minutes and 41 seconds, one place ahead of the University of Michigan’s ‘Novum’. Belgium’s ‘Punch Powertrain’ are on track for their best result since 2007 with a third place finish.
The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide has taken around a week, with the cars racing at speeds of 90-100 kmh (55-62 mph) powered only by the sun.
The fastest ever time was achieved by Japan’s Tokai University in 2009, completing the trans-continental race in only 29 hours and 49 minutes.