Team name: Tokai University Solar Team
Car name: Tokai Challenger
The Tokai University Solar Team are former world champions, and the Tokai Challenger taking part in South Africa this year won bronze in the world championship in 2015.
The car is designed and tested in collaboration with students from Tokai University and several Japanese companies in the automotive industry.
The Tokai team has won several World Solar Car challenges, and are veterans of the Sasol Solar Challenge. The Tokai Challenger has been improved since last year, incorporating new technologies, increasing power generation efficiency, decreasing drag, weight and resistance and optimising mechanical design. It is fitted with Panasonic solar cells, a Toray and Toray Carbon Magic ultra-light body, Mitsuba motors, and Bridgestone resistance tyres.
Read more about their journey on Facebook, here.