French company Venturi which is established in Monaco presents a high-performance solar electric powered car called Astrolab. This is really exciting stuff. The car do not need any fossil energy to move. It’s using solar panels to charge a Ni-Mh batteries.
The car is covered with 3,6 m2 of solar cells with the outstanding performance of 21%, allowing enhanced concentration of solar energy, Astrolab is the first high-performance solar vehicle marketed in the world.
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Able to move with very little energy (Engine 16 kWp), and recharge the batteries by the sun even when driving, the vehicle of another era.Its NiMH batteries Venturi VIN-7 last generation – with liquid cooling.
- Top speed – 120 km/h and a range of 120 km
- Onboard batteries charger capable to full recharge in 5 hours
- Sollar cells surrface 3,6 m2 – 600W of powerLength : 3800 mm
Wide: 1840 mm
Hight : 1200 mm
Weight: 280 kg
To attain this level of performance while using very little energy, Astrolab has been designed like a Formula 1. Its carbon monocoque chassis is ultra-light and serves as an oversized protection cell ensuring the safety of its occupants in the event of a collision. Its profile recalls the aqua-dynamic design of great racing yachts.
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