WSC 2013: Results (2)

Further to my post on the World Solar Challenge Cruiser Class results, these results were calculated using a four-part formula defined officially as follows:

This means that the final result is the sum of four components, and I have illustrated these in the bar chart below (which has been updated from the chart posted earlier, based on the official results). The final scores (on the left) are, for each colour, the sum of the other four bars:

Solar Team Eindhoven and “Stella” have won the Cruiser Class, ahead of Bochum’s PowerCore SunCruiser – by getting to Adelaide first and carrying more people. The Australian car Sunswift eVe came third, and the University of Minnesota fourth. Congratulations again!

Here is Eindhoven’s (very happy) update for today:

25 thoughts on “WSC 2013: Results (2)

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  2. Hey man, nice article and a great read! Just wondering, didn’t Sunswift reach Adelaide first? I thought it beat Eindhoven by over an hour getting to the finish line, followed by Bochum.

    • True, but for the Cruiser Class time is only part of the result. The chart explains it: the final scores (on the left) are the sum of the other four bars. Minnesota came 4th because they were 10 hours late, but the 1.6 hour lead Sunswift had counted for much less, in the end, than the practicality scores and the passenger-kilometre scores.

      • And, of course, the fact that the black “time” bar is highest reflects the fact that Sunswift have the highest “time” score (3), because they have the lowest time (38.6 hours).

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