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Friday September 30, 2011

First Solar Powered Car Rally in Latina America Starts in Chile (VIDEO)

First Solar Powered Car Rally in Latina America Starts in Chile (VIDEO)

Photo: “Atacama Solar Challenge”

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Today is the first day of the “Atacama Solar Challenge” a three day rally where participants will cross the Atacama desert on board of solar powered vehicles!

With the departure of Chilean vehicles “Eolian 2” and “Intikalpa,” the first solar powered vehicle race in Latin America has officially started.

The vehicles, designed by students from two different Chilean universities left the city of Humberstone, and over the course of the weekend will cross the Atacama desert to get to the finish line, in Iquique.

11 teams from 4 Latin American countries are participating in the 660 mile long competition,check out the video below for more details about this competition.