World’s fastest solar car produces same power as toaster uses!

January 7th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Jan 7 (ANI): An Australian car-which produces power equivalent to that consumed by a household toaster-has officially been named the world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle zooming at 88km/h.

The current record is 10km/h above the previous record-79km/h.

The solar racer Sunswift IV-known as Ivy-has been designed and built at the University of New South Wales.

“We’ve beaten the record by 10kms (per hour)-it reached a speed of 88kms-and we think we can get it over 90kms,” quoted UNSW spokesman as saying.

The car is powered by silicon solar cells trapping energy from the sun.

In a race in 2009 from Darwin to Adelaide, IVy hit a top speed of 103km/h. (ANI)

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