While the competitors of the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge have finished in Adelaide after an epic 3000 kilometre journey, cars of the Cruiser Class are now being judged on practicality and design. That is one of the four aspects that counts for winning.
The Cruiser Class differs from the original Challenge Class in many ways. While the cars in the Challenger Class are designed to maintain the highest average speed as possible, like the Nuon Solar Team successfully accomplished, the cars of the Cruiser Class are not only judged by the time it took to drive from Darwin to Adelaide, but also on energy efficiency, person kilometres travelled and potential of design appeal & practicality. (read full explanation here)
On Saturday the cars are being judged on practicality like the amount of sufficient space for suitcases, design details of the car, licence plate registration, how many passenger seats and the ability of parallel parking.
Final results are expected on Sunday evening local time. The Australian Sunswift team and the Dutch Solar Team Eindhoven are among the possible winners.