Tue, 25 Oct 1994

Solar car goes international

BANDUNG, West Java: A prototype of a solar-powered car jointly developed by students of Surabaya-based Sepuluh November Institute of Technology (ITS) and the Bandung-based National Aircraft Manufacturer (IPTN) will participate in a car festival in Australia next year.

The 200-kilogram, 10 square-meter car equipped with a solar cell panel, is expected to be completed by the end of this year, the Antara news agency reported.

The car's maximum speed is 120 kilometers per hour, the report said.

The students seek to double the car's efficiency and hope that the vehicle can be a good alternative in the 21st century.(pwn)