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This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by AutoReportNG: 6:29am On Apr 17
While our students here in Nigeria are busy dancing shaku shaku, following up BBNaija and so many unfruitful ventures, their counterparts around the world are making a great impact to make the world a better to live.

Emerging from the prototype vehicles lab (otherwise known as PROVE Lab) at California Polytechnic state university, a group of students has created the first vehicle designed only to break the solar-powered land speed record. the solar car is named ‘dawn’ and is designed to reach 65mph without any battery.

The vehicle, which is the result of two and half years of work, was designed using hundreds of hours of simulation, with some wind tunnel testing for the aerodynamics. The entire vehicle produces only a few kg of aerodynamic drag and is powered entirely by a 2kW solar array, which means there are no batteries used in the car unlike other solar cars designed for races across America or Australia.

The vehicle has no steering wheel, and getting in and out of the car involves the top half pitching up and forward, like the hatch to a science-fiction creation. The team chose 605 individual SunPower solar cells to create their array – The same that were used to fly the solar impulse II aircraft around the world. these are similar to the kind that is often seen on rooftops around the world and are fairly inexpensive technology in 2018.

Every part of the car was designed and built by students including the software. Most of the car’s construction is aerospace-grade carbon fiber, meaning that even with a driver the vehicle weighs less than 200kg in total, allowing it to rest on high-performance bicycle wheels rather than conventional vehicle tires which would produce more resistance. a special flap on the upper surface (hidden by solar cells) will deploy if a sensor detects the car is starting to take off the ground at speed and will kill the lift to keep the car on the ground and the driver safe.


Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2018/04/this-solar-powered-car-built-by.html


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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by AutoReportNG: 6:29am On Apr 17
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by GAZZUZZ(m): 6:30am On Apr 17
waiting to see the pics o!

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by DuruCrusher(m): 6:34am On Apr 17
Me tio
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by AutoReportNG: 6:34am On Apr 17
GAZZUZZ:
waiting to see the pics o!

Fixed!!!
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by DuruCrusher(m): 6:34am On Apr 17
I no like am joor








Meanwhile

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by DrPurple(m): 6:40am On Apr 17
Nice One. Would Not Mind Having This Type In Nigeria...
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Aldebaran(m): 6:48am On Apr 17
DuruCrusher:
I no like am joor


Meanwhile

To your question, yes

The late Maryam Babangida grin

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by HsLBroker(m): 7:02am On Apr 17
Aldebaran:

To your question, yes

The late Maryam Babangida grin

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Lincoln275(m): 7:14am On Apr 17
ok
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by tokrizy(m): 7:16am On Apr 17
poo cant be used in 9ja..so i don't like it
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Jeezuzpick(m): 7:17am On Apr 17
Aldebaran:

To your question, yes

The late Maryam Babangida grin

I'm sure that happened before the guy was born, so..... He may be correct in his experience.

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by KingsJohnson(m): 7:17am On Apr 17
I don't even understand this car sef grin grin
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by cyborg123(m): 7:18am On Apr 17
Nice development.
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by HsLBroker(m): 7:18am On Apr 17
KingsJohnson:
I don't even understand this car sef grin grin
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by noble2faith(m): 7:18am On Apr 17
DuruCrusher:
I no like am joor







Meanwhile

No no no no Since I was born I have never seen president's wife pregnant

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by SmartMugu: 7:19am On Apr 17
"The vehicle has no steering wheel"? Goodluck to those that will ride in it, not me.

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Onechancearmy(m): 7:20am On Apr 17
grin
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Nkemtreasure: 7:22am On Apr 17
OP, did you notice the number of sponsors on the body of the car? Nigerian students can do more but the only thing our people here sponsor is Big Brother, Beauty contest, who dance pass etc. when you (Govt and Private companies) don't promote education, we raise nonentities and mediocre. Our people need sponsors

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by akum78: 7:23am On Apr 17
Lol ... Nice One
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Onechancearmy(m): 7:25am On Apr 17
AutoReportNG:
Whats your take on this?

Well, if they can modify the chassis and bodywork of the car to make it more practical and ergonomic for the average driver who just wants to drive his kids to school and perform normal everyday tasks with his car, then I can see it having a huge impact on the auto market.

My only worry is that both oil companies and the manufacturers of cars that run on fossil fuels will try all kinds of underhand schemes to sabotage this idea because it will destroy their profits.

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by nNEOo(m): 7:26am On Apr 17
It sleek n futuristic...

What can blacks be compared with d white with
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by AutoReportNG: 7:27am On Apr 17
Onechancearmy:


Well, if they can modify the chassis and bodywork of the car to make it more practical and ergonomic for the average driver who just wants to drive his kids to school and perform normal everyday tasks with his car, then I can see it having a huge impact on the auto market.

My only worry is that the manufacturers of cars that run on fossil fuels will try all kinds of underhand schemes to sabotage this idea because it will destroy their profits.

Well said, I agree with you, but we can't because of excuses and fear of saboteurs deter us from doing anything, at least let's start something...

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Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Lusewe: 7:31am On Apr 17
Great work
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by ZarahBuhari: 7:39am On Apr 17
Nice but we need more images because I don't understand what's happening here
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by neonly: 7:43am On Apr 17
Na buhari cause d youth dey jobless oooooo
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Blakjewelry(m): 7:46am On Apr 17
there is nothing new and special this car.
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by kuuljay(m): 7:49am On Apr 17
I thought o saw CALPOLY,calabar poly
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by Prudencey: 7:50am On Apr 17
cyborg123:
Nice development.
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by dominique(f): 7:51am On Apr 17
Am I the only one not seeing any car here? undecided
Looks like a giant skateboard
Re: This Solar-Powered Car Built By Students Can Reach 100km/h With No Battery by ultron12345: 7:54am On Apr 17
our useless Nigerian engineers will not see this one to do....... all they know is how to fight doctors.

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