Some researchers over at the University of Michigan have a vision of the future that will see plenty of electric vehicles ply our respective roads – and in the same vein, this would also have an indirect effect in lowering the amount of greenhouse gases released into our atmosphere. Their efforts to see this particular vision being brought to pass have seen some of their time, blood, sweat and hard work being put into the “Generation” solar-powered electric vehicle. The Generation solar-powered ride will be participating in Australia’s World Solar Challenge, and the entire team behind Generation comprises of over 100 members, where it will merge different facets of its previous entries, with the most obvious being the solar panels which were used to power the car’s electric motor. As for the newer components required by the rules, this particular ride would need to get up and about on a quartet of wheels instead of the usual three.
The World Solar Challenge is an event that happens once every two years, where the University of Michigan got a podium finish at third in 2011, which so happens to be the fifth time that it finished in that position. Hopefully they will be able to do better this time around. Godspeed, guys!