At speeds that would be thought of as nearly standing still at Speed Week, a solar-powered vehicle set a new land speed record by hitting a top speed of about 55 mph--on just the power of the sun.
The Sunswift IVy looks more like a space ship than a car with three wheels, a carbon fiber body, 400 silicon cells and a small cockpit for a driver. It was designed and built by engineering students at University of New South Wales.
The IVy produces about 1,200 watts--the same power it takes to run a toaster. It normally uses its … Read more