In this April 30, 2014 photo, a Qazvin Azad University student test drives the rectangular Havin-2, or Brilliant Sun, in Qazvin, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Clouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland.Fueled by the sun and their hopes to shine in a first for the Islamic Republic, the 19-strong team is preparing to bring an Iranian solar car to compete in the United States for the first time in the American Solar Challenge in July.The car's predecessor, the Havin-1, ranked 17th in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia.The team is sponsored by an Iranian bank and a car battery producer, which paid some $150,000 to build the car.
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