Australian engineering students have smashed the world record for the fastest electric vehicle over 500 kilometres.
The car known as eVe reached an average speed of 106.966 kilometres per hour, eclipsing the previous 26 year record of 73 kilometres per hour. eVe was built by Sunswift, UNSW’s solar car racing team, and the two year project was the work of more than 100 undergraduate students.
It doesn’t stop there for the ambitious students. They’re now working to modify the car to meet Australian road registration requirements, so that it can eventually be used as a more sustainable solar alternative to vehicles currently on the market.
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[img source] UNSW Solar Racing Team (CCA2.0) bit.ly/1tGBxQb