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= Two-Seater Renewable Energy Vehicle



"Solar racing cars are able to travel 750 km per day, at highway speeds, powered only by sunlight. Surely it is possible to use similar technologies to build a car in which you could do your daily commuting, but without the noise and pollution of a petrol engine.

Staff and students at the University of South Australia have designed and built such a car—Trev. Its features include:

  • two comfortable seats, since more than 90% of urban trips have only one or two people in the car;
  • enough luggage space for at least two overnight bags;
  • 300 kg mass—because using a 2.5 tonne vehicle for commuting is ridiculous;
  • energy-efficient tyres, brakes and suspension;
  • a clean, quiet and efficient electric drive system;
  • compliance with road safety and worthiness regulations;
  • good performance, with a top speed of 120 km/h; and
  • 150 km of city driving before the car must be recharged.

Most importantly, it uses less than 1/5 of the energy required by a conventional car, and can be recharged using electricity from clean, renewable sources such as solar and wind." (

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