Solar Team Great Britain designs the UK’s first family-sized solar-powered car

January 24, 2017 by  
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Solar Team Great Britain has created the UK’s first family-sized solar-powered car . The newly formed team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them build what it hopes will win the title as the world’s fastest solar-powered car at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, later this year. The challenge covers 3,022 km from Darwin to Adelaide and is labeled as the world’s toughest and longest competition for solar cars. Solar Team Great Britain is hoping to raise at least $25,000 via the Kickstarter campaign, which will help cover part of the costs to build the unique solar-powered vehicle. While the Kickstarter campaign will only raise about five percent of the funds the team needs, the campaign is also being run to raise public awareness of both the race and the need for more clean transportation . The team is also backed by over a dozen sponsors, which will help raise the additional money required to bring the four-passenger vehicle to life. Related: Sono Motors crowdfunds groundbreaking solar-powered car “We’ve been keen since the project’s inception to get more people on board with its goals. While only forming a small part of the total we need, we felt this could help highlight the work being done and get the public backing and awareness for solar cars … and joins initiatives like working with schools.” At the race in October, the team will compete in the Cruiser Class category, where the winner must balance not just speed but practicality and energy efficiency . In the 2013 race, a four-seater family car traveled the route with an external energy consumption of only 64 kWh. To compare, a typical family car traveling the same route would have an energy consumption of approximately 5,000 kWh. + Solar Team Great Britain

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Solar-powered Stella Lux family car generates more energy than it uses

July 6, 2015 by  
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Most of the super efficient green cars on the market aren’t really designed for regular folks. In fact, some of the vehicles with the highest fuel economy are only made to hold one person: the driver. Those contraptions can move right over to the slow lane, though, because a Dutch team of solar engineering students has developed a family-friendly green car that actually generates more energy than it uses. Read the rest of Solar-powered Stella Lux family car generates more energy than it uses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy-positive car , solar powered car , Solar Team Eindhoven , solar-powered family car , stella , stella lux , world solar challenge , zero fuel car

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Stella is the World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car!

July 5, 2013 by  
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The Netherlands’ Solar Team Eindhoven just unveiled Stella, the world’s first solar-powered family car! The team comprises a group of 22 students who want to show the world that a family car that runs on solar energy is a real possibility today. The four-passenger vehicle is not only powered by the sun, but it also features new technologies that make it many times lighter and more efficient than today’s cars. Read the rest of Stella is the World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , energy-positive car , green car , Solar Power , solar powered car , Solar Team Eindhoven , Stella solar-powered car , world solar challenge        

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RCA Students Design a Recycled Paper Bike Helmet Strong Enough to Save Your Life

July 5, 2013 by  
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Unbelievable as it sounds, a team of designers has created a strong, durable bike helmet that is made entirely from recycled paper! Royal College of Art students Tom Gottelier ,  Bobby Petersen  and  Ed Thomas designed the paper pulp helmet, which is strong enough to absorb the impact of a crash. Read the rest of RCA Students Design a Recycled Paper Bike Helmet Strong Enough to Save Your Life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike sharing , Bobby Petersen , Disposable Bike Helmet , Ed Thomas , London. Biodegradable Helmet , Paper Pulp Bike Helmet , RCA Students , road safety , Royal College of Art , Throwaway Bike Helmet , Tom Gottelier        

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MAN’s New Concept S Cargo Truck is More Efficient, Larger and Safer

July 5, 2013 by  
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Articulated trucks are famously inefficient and can be dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. The European Commission recently announced plans to change the rules governing the size of trucks to make them safer, more efficient, and more spacious. MAN ‘s new Concept S meets these qualifications with a slim front, flared wheel arches and curved cab lines, which break the traditional “shoebox” truck design. It also prevents cyclists from being dragged under the wheels in the event of an accident. Read the rest of MAN’s New Concept S Cargo Truck is More Efficient, Larger and Safer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cargo freight , cargo trucks , emissions , European Commission , freight , logistics , lorry , MAN group , S Design , S Design Man , trucks        

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