The power of the sun is available for free; that is why innovators throughout the world find the ways to make advantage of the sun power. Many sun-powered products have been created; they include sun-powered lamps that light up the night, desalinators to create clean water. The innovation is solar-powered car.
Even though the sun-powered cars have not been widely found around the world, they have been around for few years. Many of them have competed with each other, in terms of designs, look, and efficiency. In Australia, a race was even held for the world’s fastest and most efficient sun-powered car. The following are three of the most futuristic options.
This is the world’s first family car powered by solar energy. Unlike the previous sun-powered car models, which have single-person cockpit, Stella Lux can carry passengers. The car is equipped with additional seats for up to three passengers, without reducing the speed when roaring the road. Built by Solar Team Eindhoven, Stella Lux is an energy positive family car, as it is so efficient. More interestingly, it comes with aerodynamic designs, which include extended roof on both sides to accommodate a panel of solar panels.
Designed by EVX Ventures, which is based in Melbourne, The Immortus is powered purly by solar energy. This is an exotic solar-powered car. Built with photovoltaic panels on the roof, this car is a great option to save money on gas. The car is designed to run on the sun power and store the energy to be used later. This makes the sport car able to endure longer. The car is about to the reach the final stage of its development. However, do not be too optimistic that it will save you money on purchase. It reportedly will cost about $370.000!
Besides those two options of solar-powered car, there are actually many other options. They include The Xenith, which was built by the racers from Stanford University in 2011. The solar-powered car is actually good news for automotive industry, as the sun energy is available anytime, free.