UCFlorida Has A Solar Powered Car

University of Central Florida Solar Car Photo

Image via: University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida doesn't just go electric when it upgrades its vehicles, it goes solar. The Zenn car, was purchased by the Department of Sustainability and Energy Management as a plug-in electric vehicle. After a little customization, to the tune of 3 solar panels attached to the roof, the car now runs on 100% solar power.Per day, the car can only go about 15 miles, which doesn't seem like much, but for just traveling around campus, its perfet. Two of the panels power a 48V charge controller, and the panel powers a 24V charge controller, which is enough to get the car going. Essentially operation of the car is carbon neutral - no fuel, no plugging into a station and no emissions.

:University of Central Florida
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