The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge remains one of the world’s great engineering challenges. Held biennially since 1987, its purpose has been to drive innovation in electric vehicle technology, including designing and building the world’s most efficient electric vehicles powered by solar energy, and to promote and celebrate innovation and technical excellence.
This internationally recognised and lauded challenge is about strategic planning and creating a balance between sustainable speed, endurance and energy management. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is unique and one of very few in the world conducted on public roads. It begins in Darwin and travels over 3,000 kilometres to Adelaide. In 2015, 46 teams from 25 countries participated in the event.