A team from the University of South Australia is preparing a solar-powered car to participate in the first zero-emission car race around the world. The racewill commence in June where the competing teams will make use ofrenewable energy to cross 20 countries on three continents in about 80days.
The vehicle, dubbed Trev(Two-seater Renewable Energy Vehicle), includes two comfortable seatsand enough luggage space. The 300kg vehicle can reach a top speed of120kph and can run for 150km on a set of fully charged batteries. Mostimportantly, it uses less than 1/5 of the energy required by aconventional car, and can be recharged using electricity from clean, renewable sources such as sun and wind.
Via: ABC News