Tokai Challenger

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The winner of 2009 Global Green Challenge, "Tokai Challenger", Japan Tokai University Solar Car Team
The winner of 2010 South African Solar Challenge, "Tokai Challenger", Japan Tokai University Solar Car Team
Tokai University's solar car "Tokai Challenger" and members

Tokai Challenger is a solar car from the Japanese Tokai University. The Tokai Challenger became the winner of the 2009 and 2011 World Solar Challenge, a race for solar cars across Australia. The car is designed and tested in collaboration with students from Tokai University and several Japanese companies in the automotive industry.

The Tokai Challenger covered the 2,998 km off in 29 hours 49 minutes and it took an average speed of 100.54 km/h.

The Tokai Challenger also became a winner of the 2010 South African Solar Challenge recognized by the International Solarcar Federation (ISF) and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), a race for solar cars across South Africa. It covered the 4061.8 km off in 45 hours 5 minutes and it took an average speed of 90.1 km/h.

Length 4980 mm
Width 1640 mm
Height 930 mm
Weight 160 kg (with Battery, w/o Driver)
Track 1300 mm
Wheel Base 2100 mm
Cruising Speed 100 km/h (Solar Power only)
Maximum Speed 160 km/h (estimated)
Solar Array 2174 Compound Solar Cells, Output Power= 1.8 kW, Efficiency 30% (Sharp Solar)
MPPT 24 Parallel Buck & Boost Circuits, Efficiency> 98%, (Mishinaki)
Motor 97% Brushless DC Direct Drive Motor with 3 Phase Controller (Mitsuba)
Electro Magnetic Core Iron Based Amorphous Core (Nippon Chemi-con)
Battery 25 kg Lithium Ion Battery (Panasonic)
Body & Wheels Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) (GH Craft)
Tire 95/80-R16 Radial (Michelin)
Brake Hydraulic Disc and Regeneration Brake

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