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Old 07-21-2014, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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students build record breaking solar elec. car...

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Students Build Record-Breaking Solar Electric Car > ENGINEERING.com

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is one of the few solar cars I have seen that was almost practical and I certainly like that they are approaching real-life speeds, although most people around here drive eighty on the freeway. However, for their speed test, they are going electric-only, so it is much more of an electric car than a solar one--310-mile range on batteries, 500 on both.

Could you even have a solar car competition without battery packs? Just a small starter battery?
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Could you even have a solar car competition without battery packs? Just a small starter battery?
A solar car with out a battery pack wouldn't be practical in my opinion. A few minutes of dense cloud cover and you'll run out of juice and well you can forget about driving at night.
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A solar car with out a battery pack wouldn't be practical in my opinion. A few minutes of dense cloud cover and you'll run out of juice and well you can forget about driving at night.
Yeah, just think how "...the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere..." would've had to have been delayed until sunrise (wink,wink).
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How the hell would they have solar power if electric motors havent been invented yet?

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Yeah, just think how "...the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere..." would've had to have been delayed until sunrise (wink,wink).
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Solar power has been there a lot longer than electric motors.

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