World Solar Challenge: Above Their Weight

The chart above plots the GDP of countries against the number of teams they have in the World Solar Challenge. Countries above the green line are “punching above their weight.” Naturally, Australia has a geographical advantage in terms of transport costs, but the number of entries from Turkey, the Netherlands, and Japan is particularly impressive. And, of course, smaller countries like Hungary are also “punching above their weight” by sending a team, when so many countries do not.

It is interesting to compare the diagram above with similar charts for Olympic Games medals, where Russia and China stand out.

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