Solar car shatters efficiency record in Australia

Solar-powered cars are efficient – an Australian team out of the University of New South Wales has proven it.

The team set out to break the “solar-powered car efficiency record,” which was 5.5 kWh/100 km. So, they prepared their solar car named “Violet” with more than 300 mono-crystalline photovoltaic cells on the hood, top of the trunk and roof and zoomed past it. Driving from Perth to Sydney, the team ended up recording 3.25 kWh/100 km. summarized that like this:

“That’s around 25 times more efficient than an average car in the US (at 25 MPGe) and nearly 5 times more efficient than a Tesla Model 3 (at 170 MPG).”

The team reached their finish line two days early.

Now that is some serious power!

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