The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013 will see a record 45 teams from 26 countries compete in a 3000-kilometer cross-country race using only solar energy to power the vehicles. The 2013 competition will be the 12th running of the event since 1987. The event will feature three separate classes, Adventure Class, which will showcase cars built for previous events; Cruiser Class, which will be judged by design practicality, and Challenger Class, which will compete for the title of the world’s most efficient solar car.
Official name: Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013
Schedule: October 6-13, 2013
Host: Australia (Start : Darwin, Goal : Adelaide)
- Challenger Class - four wheels/one driver
cars designed to achieve aerodynamic efficiency
- Cruiser Class - four wheels / one driver and one passenger
cars designed for practicality
- Adventure Class - three wheels / one driver
cars that were built for previous events
Whether it is through eco-friendly products such as our Ecopia line or our support of environmental efforts around the globe, Bridgestone is committed to continually working with customers, partners, and the communities in which we live and work to create an environmentally sustainable society.
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