Singapore University Students Design 3D-Printed Solar Car
A team of university students in Singapore has designed a 3D-printed solar car that can reach speeds of 60 kilometres (37 miles) per hour.
“The car is built strongly enough to support the weight of its cargo with no issues—supposedly owing, at least in part, to ‘an array of honeycomb shapes on the car’s inside surface’ meant to stiffen the structure,” CleanTechnica reports.
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The vehicle “is composed of a carbon fibre, single shell chassis plus 150 printed parts which are attached in various ways to the chassis. Altogether, the vehicle weighs only 120 kilograms (256 pounds), and measures 3.2 x 1.3 x 1.3 metres (10.5 x 4.3 x 4.3 feet).”
The car, dubbed the NV8, will compete in the Urban Concept category at Shell Eco-marathon Asia, February 26-March 1 in Manila.