A Dutch team has once again claimed the title for fastest long-distance, solar-powered racing car. It won the 3,000-kilometer race, beating out another Dutch team, as well as the Japanese and more than three dozen other cars.
An epic solar car race has begun in Australia, with vehicles crossing the country's tropical north to its southern shores. The World Solar Challenge aims to showcase technology that could be used for commercial purposes.
China's mass-deployment of solar power has helped capacity of the renewable energy grow by 50 percent in 2016. Analysts have praised a sharp drop in the price of panels and more government support.
Lewis Hamilton recovered from a poor start to win in Austin, but his main title rival Sebastian Vettel finished second to extend the title race. Hamilton will try to clinch the title again next weekend in Mexico.
British technology firm Dyson has joined the race to develop a battery-powered electric car. The company is investing billions of pounds to build an electric vehicle that it says will be launched in 2020.
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