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The Sasol Solar Challenge is a biennial competition. Teams from across the world design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa in an eight-day event. 

Local and international solar-powered cars travel as far as they can on various roads and loops between Pretoria and Cape Town. 

In 2018, the teams are expected to travel distances between 2 500 and 5 000 km. The 2018 event from 22 to 30 September 2018 traverses some of the world’s most beautiful and diverse landscapes, from savannah and mountains to coastal forest. International teams are attracted to the challenge of competing in varying road conditions and weather situations, across an altitude that ranges by nearly 2 000 metres