Nuon Solar's 'Nuna 9' won the 2017 World Solar Challenge claiming their seventh title in the Challenger class.
SHOWS: PORT AUGUSTA, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 12, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS NUON SOLAR TEAM 'NUNA 9' DRIVING ON HIGHWAY ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 12, 2017) (NINE NETWORK - Broadcasters: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / PAPUA NEW GUINEA Digital: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA-BASED INTERNET SITES, MOBILE PLATFORMS OR SITES OF MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS BASED IN THOSE COUNTRIES, NVO CLIENTS/ SMH.COM.AU/NEWS.COM.AU) 2. NUON SOLAR TEAM 'NUNA 9' DRIVING IN CITY NEXT TO BUS 3. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PREMIER, JAY WEATHERILL HOLDING DUTCH FLAG 4. NUON SOLAR TEAM MEMBERS AND 'NUNA 9' VEHICLE CROSSING FINISH LINE 5. VARIOUS OF NUON SOLAR TEAM MEMBERS CHEERING 6. NUON SOLAR TEAM MEMBERS IN FOUNTAIN STORY: Dutch Team, Nuon Solar's 'Nuna 9' won the 2017 World Solar Challenge on Thursday (October 12) claiming their seventh title in the Challenger class. Nuon crossed the finish line with a time of 37 hours, 10 minutes and 41 seconds, one place ahead of the University of Michigan's 'Novum'. Belgium's 'Punch Powertrain' are on track for their best result since 2007 with a third place finish. The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide has taken around a week, with the cars racing at speeds of 90-100 kmh (55-62 mph) powered only by the sun. The fastest ever time was achieved by Japan's Tokai University in 2009, completing the trans-continental race in only 29 hours and 49 minutes.