Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

2017 World Solar Challenge – the solar car race, began on October 8, 2017 from the northern Australian city of Darwin. In this race, 42 solar cars will cover a distance of 3,000 kms from Northern Australian city of Darwin to southern city of Adelaide. The route of the World Solar Challenge race passes through the desert heart of Australia. World Solar Challenge aims to showcase technology that could be used for commercial purposes in future. First edition of World Solar Challenge took place in 1987. It has now become one of the world’s foremost innovation challenges.