Tokai Challenger set for Middle East debut at World Future Energy Summit 2012
Source: BI-ME , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Sun January 8, 2012 7:53 pm

UAE. Tokai Challenger, winner of the 2009 and 2011 World Solar Challenge, the world's premier race for solar cars, is set to make its Middle East debut at the World Future Energy Summit from January 16.

The Tokai Challenger will be available for visitors to view in Hall 9 of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), for the duration of the Summit.

The Tokai Challenger, a high-speed solar car developed byTokai University in Japan, is equipped with Sharp-manufactured solar cells boasting the highest level of conversion efficiency in the world. The car, which has a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour, has been designed and tested by students from Tokai University in collaboration with leading Japanese automotive companies.

In the 2011 edition of the World Solar Challenge, the Tokai Challenger covered the race distance of 2998 kilometers in 29 hours 49 minutes at an average speed of 100.54 kilometers per hour. Previously, the car was also the winner of the 2010 South African Solar Challenge, recognized by the International Solarcar Federation and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.

The World Future Energy Summit 2012 is being held from January 16-19 at ADNEC and is expected to see around 26,000 attendees, including including 3,000 delegates, 650 exhibiting companies, and nearly 20 national pavilions.

Final registrations by attendees and delegates can be made at www.worldfutureenergysummit.com/

 

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