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Welcome to the Sasol Solar Challenge

The Sasol Solar Challenge takes place every second year, and sees teams from across the world design and build their own solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa. The 2018 event was an eight-day challenge from Pretoria to Stellenbosch, and the nine participants collectively clocked 16,249.1 kilometres, stopping in 18 towns on the way.

For the first time, the Sasol Solar Challenge also went to Limpopo, where the scrutineering event was held the week before the cars hit the road - this, to determine the safety of each vehicle.

The winner of the 2018 event was Dutch team Nuon, with Nuna 9S, their high-tech car. They finished 4,030.4 km, with Japanese team Tokai right behind them with 3,941.4 kilometres. 

If you missed it, you'll find lots of great stories about the 2018 teams here!

Solar car enthusiasts can follow the teams on social media - find them all on our own channels:

Facebook page: SA Solar Challenge

Twitter handle: @Solar_Challenge

Instagram: sasolarchallenge

Official hashtag: #SasolSolarChallenge


Or take a look at the 2019 World Solar Challenge! The next South African event will take place in 2020.