Gallery: Solar Powered Car Coming To Taiwan!

 

Amidst the increasing buzz around green cars, and innovative green car designs gaining grounds, Taiwan is ready with the prototype of a solar powered car that could hit the markets soon. The car was featured at the World Solar Challenge 2007, weighs a mere 250 kg and can reach speeds of 70 km/hr. All this with no emissions, powered by the sun!

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  1. Robert Muraczewski January 20, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Great work. I look forward to more progress.

  2. Erik van Lennep January 16, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Good move! Now to push it into lower cost through volume, upgrade storage capacity or maybe just provide a lot of recharge points to cater for driving after dark, and see to the material in the body. Is Nomex recyclable? Toxic? What is the actual resource trail behind the material? Will we be left with a stockpile of unusable Nomex shells after a a few decades? I have to say, I am not adequately informed on the specifics of the Nomex lifecycle, or for that matter, the lithium batteries, but this looks like a good start. Keep tweaking the materials and it’s bound to get better and better.

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