The 2016 Atacama Solar Race begins this Thursday 21st

The event, organized by La Ruta Solar, revealed the latest Hybrid and Solar car models in the world, which will be competing through the Atacama desert from April 21st to 26th


During 5 days straight, 21 vehicles will participate in the 4th version of the Atacama Solar Race, which will pass through the Regions of Tarapacá, Antofagasta and Atacama. The competition’s categories will be: ·”Hybrids”, cars that use both electric power as well as human traction, and “Evolution”, which are powered exclusively by solar energy.

The official launch of the event took place last Wednesday in front of the La Moneda Palace, with the appearance of the Transportation Minister, Andrés Gómez-Lobo, Tarapacá’s Mayor, Claudia Rojas, and the Governor of Iquique. On this occasion, the authorities revealed the different car models that will compete in Latin America’s unique ecological race.

The final tour of each category will be: 2,300 kms for the “Evolution” category, and 750 kms for the “Hybrids”. The Director of Ruta Solar, Leandro Valencia, explained the characteristics of the fourth version of this event, highlighting an important change of the 2016 race: “We have always said that in the near future we will not only see solar cars, but also electric; in which the solar roofs will allow the charging of the vehicle’s batteries”, he said.

The 2016 Atacama Solar Race is a competition created by the ISF and organized by La Ruta Solar. With the support of: Collahuasi and Minera Escondida. Founded by: Rockwood Lithium. Colaborators: Disal. All of this is possible thanks to Corfo.

Visit the Official Web Site Here.

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