UNSW’s Sunswift IVy Sets Guinness World Record

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Designed by students at the University of New South Wales, the Sunswift IVy, solar-powered vehicle has claimed the Guinness WorldRecord for the world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle by hitting a topspeed of 88.738kph. The record-breaking attempt took place at the HMASAlbatross navy base airstrip in Nowra, Australia and shattered theprevious record of 78kph that was set by the GM Sunraycer in 1987.

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The Sunswift IVy is a three-wheeled vehicle with a monocoque carbonfiber body. The vehicle features a brushless CSIRO 3 phase DC 1800Welectric motor, which is powered by a solar array producing 1200W.Usually, the solar array is used to power a lithium-ion polymer batterypack, which was removed for the run as the milestone demanded a car that is powered exclusively by silicon solar cells.

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Via: Gizmag