ZAGREB, June 10, 2019 – A race of solar-powered cars made by students from several Croatian cities, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, was held in Sisak, some 50 kilometres southeast of Zagreb on Saturday, and Environment and Energy Minister Tomislav Ćorić, who attended the event, said that the government would provide greater financial support for it.
Twenty-three solar cars made by students of vocational schools from Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and students of the Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering from Osijek took part in the race.
The seventh annual SOELA car race is the biggest so far and next year even more schools are expected to compete, Minister Ćorić said.
“Croatian state institutions support this event… the state can help schools through its programmes and we have already discussed the organisation of the eighth race,” said Ćorić.
Davor Malović, head of the Sisak Technical School which organised the race, said that the event was an example of how education should be developed through projects.
The Sisak race of solar-powered cars, whose originator is teacher Stevče Arsoski, was financially supported by the Environment and Energy Ministry, Sisak-Moslavina County and other sponsors.
The SOELA race also included the fifth exhibition of electric and hybrid cars, featuring some 20 electric and hybrid models available on the Croatian market.
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