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Adelaide to host Solar Challenge

14 October 2015 by News Desk

travel_TNT_solarCarA pioneering solar-powered car has been shipped across the world for a record-breaking road race in Australia.

The car, called Stella Lux and built by students at Eindhoven University of Technology, is due to take part in the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race between the Australian cities of Darwin and Adelaide

The vehicle (pictured) was shipped by TNT from the Netherlands to Liege in Belgium before flying to Singapore and Melbourne to be ready for the race taking place between 18 and 25 October.

Stella Lux is a wedged shaped electric car which charges itself with solar cells on its roof. The students claim the car can travel 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) on a single charge and has a top speed of 77 miles per hour. It has a navigation system to provide route guidance based on weather predictions.

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