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Solar-powered racing car launch

A new solar-powered racing car built by a team of British students is set to be launched in a bid to highlight the potential of electric vehicles.

The Cambridge University Eco-Racing Team is a 60-strong student organisation that has designed, built and raced eco-vehicles since 2007.

Their new vehicle, named Evolution, will compete at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an endurance event some 3,000km long across the Australian Outback later this year.