Posts tagged: World Solar Challenge

Solar Powered Family Car Generates More Energy Than It Uses

By Evan Ackerman Solar powered vehicles, whether we’re talking about cars or airplanes, usually share the characteristic of perpetually almost falling apart. What I mean is, solar power is so close to not being usable that vehicles must be as light as possible, or they will not fly (or drive). Technology is improving, though, and […]

Solar-Powered Car That Looks And Functions Similar To A Regular Car

eVe — Solar-Powered Car That Looks And Functions Similar To A Regular Car (via Clean Technica) An engineering team from Sydney, Australia has created a solar-powered car that looks like a normal car, functions like a normal car, and certainly appears to be able to completely take the place of one, hopefully within the near-future […]

British Solar-Powered Racer Unveiled

Cambridge University Eco Racing team has officially launched its bid for victory in this year’s World Solar Challenge in Australia Cambridge University Eco Racing, Britain’s sole entrant into the World Solar Challenge, has officially unveiled its radical challenger for this year’s competition. Members of the CUER team launched the car at the Science Museum in […]

Could Solar Cars Enter the Mainstream?

The concept of using solar power to fuel a car is nothing new, but at the moment most automakers view solar cars as little more than a novelty. The concepts which have come to fruition require the entire body of the car to be a massive solar panel, which can lead to quirky designs more […]

Students in the Netherlands unveil a solar-powered family car

Will we ever be able to live in a world powered by the sun? Solar Team Eindhoven, made up of students from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, has solved a crucial part of going solar: An solar-powered car that comfortably seats a family of four. Named Stella after the latin word for “star,” […]