Team Ethanol are trying to compare the fuel efficiency of running a Saab from Darwen to Alice Springs (about 930miles/1498km) and running it on e85 (there) and unleaded (back) in the World Solar Challenge, which is more about endurance than raw speed. Google maps puts the drive time at 17 hours and 33 minutes (that's about 86kmh, most efficient driving is at 80 kmh).Among other sponsors, the United Nations of Beer is backing the solar challenge.
Team ethanol is off to Darwin today
You'll be able to follow their progress in a box on the right hand side of the blog. .