SERVE : Our car for Sasol Solar Challenge 2014

The car for this season has been named as ā€œSERVE ” which is an acronym for Solar Electric Road VEhicleā€ is four wheeled two passenger seater solar electric vehicle. The idea behind this car was that we wanted to show to the world that a solar electric vehicle is a viable alternative to internal combustion cars . The length of the car is 4.4m ,width of 1.75m and height of 1.28m and weighs only 400 kgs. It uses monocrystalline silicon solar panels which can generate a power of more than 1kW at an efficiency of 20% which charges a high power battery pack consisting of lithium ion cells which gives the car a range of 250+ kms.

The team has finished 90% of the chasis manufacturing process and would soon begin mounting various electrical components into it.

Stay tuned !

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