The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project unveils new solar electric vehicle Daedalus on Thursday July 18th.
The new car features a 16 kilowatt-hour battery that can be easily charged from the electric grid, or the solar array. Even at night, Daedalus can travel up to 480 miles without stopping.
- Two passengers and four wheels
- Dual custom-designed motors (with help from TruTech Specialty Motors) capable of 100 Nm
- 16.2 killowatt hour lithium-ion battery
- Estimated top speed of 90 mph (electronically limited to 80 mph)
- 391 Sunpower C60 solar cells – 1300W
- Carbon fiber chassis – cut by PaR Systems
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The team will compete in the Cruiser class of the 2013 World Solar Challenge this October. A 3,000km race across Australia.