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Revision as of 08:46, 1 February 2010

= Two-Seater Renewable Energy Vehicle

URL = http://www.unisa.edu.au/solarcar/Trev/default.asp


"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." (http://www.unisa.edu.au/solarcar/Trev/default.asp)

More Information

Video via http://www.keimform.de/2010/01/29/trev-noch-ein-open-source-car/

  1. Open Source Car
  2. Product Hacking