Diane Pham

Sun-Powered Solaris Car Wins Mazda's Aurora Survivor 2050 Competition

by , 08/25/11

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The car is built to be super efficient, with a top speed of 93 mph. While this isn’t what you’d consider a family sedan – it only seats one passenger and a driver – you might just see it skimming across the roads by 2013. Aurora hopes to bring the concept to fruition in order to showcase the four-wheeler at the 2013 World Solar Challenge.

The competition was launched in collaboration with Monash University with the aim of creating an exciting show vehicle that promotes the technology behind the winning Aurora solar car. By spearheading the “Aurora Survivor 2050″ project, the collaborators managed to introduce elements from solar racing into a new breed of car that is relatively more practical (2 passengers and luggage space) and more appealing to the general public, all while maintaining the Mazda design aesthetic.

Via Yanko

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