European tech firm, TomTom (TOM2), today announced its support of the Delft
The World Solar Challenge is a friendly global competition which will take participants on a 3,000 kilometre solar-powered vehicle journey across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide. It starts on 18 October 2015, with participants battling to finish the race in the fastest time. The Dutch team is taking part for the eighth time, with their solar-powered vehicle, Nuna8, competing in the ‘Challenger Class’.
Corinne Vigreux, co-founder of TomTom and managing director, Consumer, said: “When the opportunity arose to support a project that so boldly highlights innovation and points to the future of driving, we jumped at the chance to help. The Nuon Solar Team brings together cutting edge technology and a collection of bright young people, to do something extraordinary – so we’re delighted that TomTom can play an active role in their quest for success. We wish all of the participants the best of luck on their adventure.”
World-famous sailor Bouwe Bekking, team coach of the Nuon Solar Team, said: “We’re incredibly thankful for the support that TomTom is offering to us. We’re looking forward to TomTom’s innovative technology taking some of the headaches out of our mission, as we battle for the world title.”
Here is a video of the team and the Nuna 8:
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.