Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Empowering youths with a platform to use renewable energy, and to test future mobility
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) is not just the world’s premier solar car event, but a robust platform where the brightest young engineers get together to design, engineer and build the most innovative, efficient and durable solar-powered vehicle.
It invests in today’s youth, new technologies and environment-friendly solutions to support the conservation of limited resources. More than that, it allows them to showcase and unleash their potential to test, affect and change the future of mobility. Engaging youth to be contributors and collaborators gives them newfound skills and confidence as they actively seek out opportunities to make a positive difference to their own lives, the lives of others, society and the world.
Our engineering partnership with Netherlands-based Lightyear is a prime example of how a WSC sponsorship of the Dutch Solar Team Eindhoven went on to collaborate with us to deliver Lightyear 0, the world’s first commercially available long-range solar electric car.
Such collaboration also opens up opportunities for these astute young minds to get jobs in some of the most sought-after engineering, automotive and sustainable transport companies.
By providing a platform to inspire and enable young people to design solutions to solve some of the most critical issues the world faces, we also enable them to challenge conventional views about mobility and take a hard look at environmental issues. Ultimately, the auto industry offers them an opportunity to convert their vision to reality.