The Vattenfall Solar Team
Vattenfall is the proud main sponsor of the Vattenfall Solar Team.
The biggest solar challenge in the world
Every two years, the world's biggest solar race is held in Australia: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge brings over 40 student teams from across the world with their own purpose-built solar cars to the starting line. The students from the Vattenfall Solar Team have been top-class solar car experts for many years now. Since 2001, they have competed in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge nine times, lifting the trophy seven times. In doing so, the team shows time and again that fossil-free living within one generation is possible.
About the solar race
This year the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge takes place from 13 – 20 October. The race goes from Darwin on Australia’s north coast to Adelaide, 3,000 kilometres further south.
Solar car NunaX
The Vattenfall Solar Team will appear at the start of the race in Australia with the NunaX. This tenth car made by TU Delft students is not only smaller, lighter and more efficient, but also has a secret weapon: the car is built in such a way that the wind provides extra speed. The Vattenfall Solar Team hopes to win the world title with their NunaX for the eighth time during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Watch the video about NunaX, Vattenfall's tenth Solar Car: Fossil free racing with solar and wind power.
Infographic – solar car NunaX
Read more about Vattenfall's solar car NunaX.
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