Solar car achieves the world record for fastest EV

The solar car eVe, at a speed of 106.966 kilometers per hour is now officially the fastest electric vehicle in the world, reports science alert.

It was built entirely by undergraduate engineering students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia.

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, the governing body of world motorsport’s has now updated its official records.


The previous record was 73 kilometers an hour which stood for 26 years which was later overtaken by Sunswift in July by rolling out the eVe.

Sunswift is UNSW’s solar car racing team and this car is the product of two years long continuous effort of 100 undergraduate students for creating a world record attempt.

eVe is the fifth solar car to be built by the team. Its previous models have set a Guinness World Record for the fastest solar car and a world record for the fastest solar powered road trip from Perth to Sydney.

At present, students are going on with their effort of modifying eVe to meet Australian road registration requirements, so that it can be used as a faster and sustainable solar car compared to current electric vehicles.

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