The first international solar car race to be held in the country will commence in Kaohsiung on Sept. 15, with 10 teams from six countries -- the US, Japan, Germany, Iran, Turkey and Taiwan -- competing in the "environmentally friendly" race.
Three local teams are joining the 580km race, dubbed the "2006 World Solar Rally," according to the event's organizer, the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences.
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The Japanese team will attempt to break the solar car world speed record of 150kph on the Chiayi leg of the race, according to the organizer.
The racers will set off from Kaohsiung, heading south toward Pingtung County before turning north toward Tainan County and Chiayi, then turning south again toward Tainan, passing through Kaohsiung County before crossing the finishing line in Kaohsiung City on Sept. 21.
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