Good news everyone. We could be one step closer to commercially viable solar cars!
Tata Power Solar and Manipal Institute of Technology recently unveiled a prototype called SERVe (Solar Electric Road Vehicle), a car ready for exploring commercial viability.
Designed by students of SolarMobil team, with an intention of commercial usage, the vehicle has been fitted with solar panels designed by Tata Power Solar.
Run purely on solar energy and weighing 590 kgs, this two-seater solar car can clock upto 60 kmph with a cruising speed of 30 Kmph. Keeping in mind the commercial viability, the solar panels have been customised to fit the car’s curved surface thus improving the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
The Logical Indian strongly supports the use of technology to build products that can make our lives easier without impacting the environment. A big thumbs-up to the designers and creators of this prototype for their efforts to make this goal a little easier.