Japan's Tokai Challenger solar vehicle has taken victory in the Global Green Challenge
Dutch entry and 4 time winner NUON
Solar challenge entry from Australia's Kormilda College
The Tesla Roadster is taking part in the Eco Challenge
Competitors warm up for the solar marathon
The victorious Tokai Challenger is covered by 6m2 of solar panels
Japan's Tokai Challenger solar vehicle has taken victory against a strong international field in the 2009 Global Green Challenge. After covering almost 1860 miles (3000km) in four days across Australia's baking red center, the entry from Japan's Tokai University crossed the finish line at 3.39pm local time. The team's run was nearly flawless, reporting only a single flat tire with just over 100 miles of the course to race and the win breaks a string of four consecutive victories by the Dutch Nuon team, which is currently battling it out for second place against University of Michigan Solar Car Team.
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