“Practical” solar car hits the road in Sydney

Sydney engineers have unveiled a world-first human-centric solar car. One that is practical to use, and looks good too.

Among the teams competing in next month’s 3000 kilometre World Solar Challenge race across Australia, is a group from the University of New South Wales who’ve built a solar-powered vehicle designed to look like a conventional car. In a field dominated by vehicles that look anything but conventional, the car provides a glimpse of what we could be driving on the roads in years to come. Lest Ranby was there for its first test drive.

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