DTU students design solar-powered car for South African rally
04 September 2012
An interdisciplinary team of Delhi Technological University (DTU) under-graduate students has designed a solar-powered passenger car that will represent India at the Sasol Solar Challenge, to be held in South Africa from 15 to 29 September.
The solar car is a zero carbon emission and completely eco-friendly car and has a sedan shape with a seating capacity of 2 with the option of adding another three seats. It gives a top speed of 120 km per hour.
President of India Pranab Mukherjee flagged off the DTU's solar-powered car, christened `Solaris', at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
"India's most efficient passenger solar car", the vehicle, named Solaris, will represent India at the Sasol Solar Challenge to be held in South Africa from September 15-29, an official release said today.
Solar cars from across the world will participate in the challenge, which will cover 4,200 km along the coastline of South Africa.
The team comprises an interdisciplinary group headed by Dhiraj Mishra of the electronics and communication engineering department of DTU.