World Solar Challenge: State of Play

As a bit of an experiment, here is an overall view of current team status for the World Solar Challenge. For the benefit of people who prefer this format, the information here summarises the information that is in my country and status list and in my individual team profiles (which are accessible by clicking on the icons below). The social media icons are also clickable, and have mouseover text explaining what they are.

CHALLENGER CLASS

2 University of Michigan

Team 2 is from the USA and their car, Aurum, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 9th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013 and 1st at Abu Dhabi. They are currently in Australia. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

3 Nuon Solar Team

Team 3 is from the Netherlands and their car, Nuna8, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 1st in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. They are currently in Australia. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

4 Universidad de La Serena – Minera Los Pelambres

Team 4 is from Chile and their car, Intikallpa IV, is entered in the Challenger class. They have been rather quiet online, and their status is uncertain.

5 EAFIT-EPM Solar Car Team

Team 5 is from Colombia and their car, Primavera, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 13th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Team 7 is from the USA and their car, Arcturus, is entered in the Challenger class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

8 Punch Powertrain Solar Team

Team 8 is from Belgium and their car, Punch One, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 6th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013 and 3rd at Abu Dhabi. They are currently in Australia. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

9 Adelaide University

Team 9 is from Australia and their car, Lumen, is entered in the Challenger class. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

10 Tokai University

Team 10 is from Japan and their car, Tokai Challenger, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 2nd in the Challenger class at WSC 2013 and 7th at Abu Dhabi. Their car is in transit to Australia by air.

12 Cambridge University

Team 12 is from the United Kingdom and their unusual car, Evolution, is entered in the Challenger class. They are currently in Australia. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

13 Western Sydney U Solar Car Project

Team 13 is from Australia and their car, Unlimited, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 11th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

14 University of KwaZulu-Natal

Team 14 is from South Africa and their car, Hulamin, is entered in the Challenger class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

15 Dokuz Eylül University

Team 15 is from Turkey and their car, DesTech Solaris, is entered in the Challenger class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

16 Stanford Solar Car Project

Team 16 is from the USA and their car, Arctan, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 4th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. Their car is in transit to Australia by air.

17 North West University

Team 17 is from South Africa and their car, Sirius X25, is entered in the Challenger class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

18 MARA University of Technology / EcoPhoton

Team 18 is from Malaysia and their car, Stingray, is entered in the Challenger class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

21 Solar Team Twente

Team 21 is from the Netherlands and their car, Red One, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 3rd in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. They are currently in Australia. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

22 Siam Technology College

Team 22 is from Thailand and their car, STC-1, is entered in the Challenger class. Their car is in transit to Australia by air.

23 Kecskemét College Faculty of GAMF

Team 23 is from Hungary and their car, MegaLux, is entered in the Challenger class. Their car is in transit to Australia by air.

25 Goko High School

Team 25 is from Japan and their car, Musoushin, is entered in the Challenger class. They came 5th in the Cruiser class at WSC 2013. There has been no word from them so far on shipping.

26 Durham University

Team 26 is from the United Kingdom and their car, DUSC2015, is entered in the Challenger class. Their car is in transit to Australia by air.

27 R.V. College of Engineering

Team 27 is from India and their car, Soleblaze, is entered in the Challenger class. They have been rather quiet online, and their status is uncertain.

30 Clenergy Team Arrow

Team 30 is from Australia and their car, Arrow1, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 7th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013 and 5th at Abu Dhabi. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

32 Principia Solar Car Team

Team 32 is from the USA and their car, Ra 9, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 6th at Abu Dhabi. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

36 Anadolu Solar Team

Team 36 is from Turkey and their car, Sunatolia 2, is entered in the Challenger class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

46 JU Solar Team

Team 46 is from Sweden and their car, Magic, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 20th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. Their car is in transit to Australia by air.

47 Nagoya Institute of Technology

Team 47 is from Japan and their car, Horizon Z, is entered in the Challenger class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

51 Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Team 51 is from Japan and their car, Golden Eagle 5.1, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 12th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. There has been no word from them so far on shipping.

77 University of Toronto / Blue Sky

Team 77 is from Canada and their car, Horizon, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 8th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. There has been no word from them so far on shipping.

80 Beijing Institute of Technology

Team 80 is from China and their car, Sun Shuttle, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 19th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. They have been rather quiet online, and their status is uncertain.

82 Kookmin University Solar Team

Team 82 is from Korea and their car, Baek-Ho, is entered in the Challenger class. They were 15th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. Their car is in transit to Australia by air.

CRUISER CLASS

11 Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Team 11 is from Germany and their car, SunRiser, is entered in the Cruiser class. They came 2nd in the Cruiser class at WSC 2013. They are currently in Australia. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

24 Istanbul Technical University

Team 24 is from Turkey and their car, Aruna, is entered in the Cruiser class. They were 17th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. There has been no word from them so far on shipping.

28 Singapore Polytechnic

Team 28 is from Singapore and their car, SunSPEC4, is entered in the Cruiser class. They were 16th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. Their car seems to have been damaged in a fire, and their current status is uncertain.

31 Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

Team 31 is from Indonesia and their car, Widya Wahana V, is entered in the Cruiser class. They were 21st in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. They have reported plans for shipping their vehicle.

33 Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

Team 33 is from Hong Kong and their car, Sophie V, is entered in the Cruiser class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

35 University of Minnesota

Team 35 is from the USA and their car, Eos, is entered in the Cruiser class. They came 4th in the Cruiser class at WSC 2013. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

38 University of Tehran

Team 38 is from Iran and their interesting car, Persian Gazelle III, is entered in the Cruiser class. There has been no word from them so far on shipping.

40 Solar Team Eindhoven

Team 40 is from the Netherlands and their car, Stella Lux, is entered in the Cruiser class. They won the Cruiser class at WSC 2013. They are currently in Australia. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

43 Ardingly College

Team 43 is from the United Kingdom and their car, Ardingly Solar Car, is entered in the Cruiser class. They have reported plans for shipping their vehicle.

45 KGHM Lodz Solar Team

Team 45 is from Poland and their car, Eagle One, is entered in the Cruiser class. They have reported plans for shipping their vehicle.

75 University of New South Wales / Sunswift

Team 75 is from Australia and their car, eVe, is entered in the Cruiser class. They crossed the finish line first of the Cruiser class at WSC 2013, but came 3rd on points. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

88 Kogakuin University

Team 88 is from Japan and their streamlined car, OWL, is entered in the Cruiser class. They were 14th in the Challenger class at WSC 2013. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

ADVENTURE CLASS

6 Petroleum Institute

Team 6 is from the UAE and their three-wheeled car, YAS, is entered in the Adventure class. They were 2nd at Abu Dhabi. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

20 Houston School District

Team 20 is from the USA and their car, Sundancer, is entered in the Adventure class. Their car is in transit to Australia by air.

34 Liberty Christian School

Team 34 is from the USA and their car, Solis Bellator, is entered in the Adventure class. They have, I understand, already sent off their car to Australia by sea.

42 TAFE SA

Team 42 is from Australia and their car, Solar Spirit, is entered in the Adventure class. They came 7th in the Cruiser class at WSC 2013. Click the social media icons to see what they are up to.

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