The compact car, with a three-seat design, was developed in just five months by 42 companies and three universities in the country.
A team of engineers based in the Chinese city of Tianjin has developed a electric car that is powered entirely by solar energy and uses no fossil fuels or external power sources, making it truly emission-free, according to a local media report cited by Electrek.
The country’s first car powered exclusively by solar energy has started a test tour in mainland China. The car, also called Tianjin, was developed in just five months by 42 companies and three universities in the country.
The surface of the car’s solar panels is 8.1 square meters, while the battery power ratio reaches 330Wh/kg. Its batteries generate a maximum of 7.6 kWh of electricity on a sunny day.
Its level of autonomous driving is very high, L4 or more. The L4 level of automation means that a car reacts by itself and without human intervention to any situation, unforeseen event or failure.
The Tianjin is positioned as a compact car with a design of three seats. The vehicle measures 4,080 mm long, 1,770 mm wide and 1,811 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm and a weight of 1,020 kg.
The maximum speed of the car is 79.2 km/h.