ASCEND a 100% electric vehicle powered by the sun
Engineering interns designed a grid that provides attachment points for more than 300 solar panels on the car’s surface. When sunlight hits the photovoltaic cells, electrons create a current that powers the motors and controls.
In collaboration with students studying Information Technology, a digital twin simulation of the vehicle’s electric drivetrain system was designed which estimates the car’s battery can reach a distance of 950 kilometres on a single charge travelling at 75 kilometres an hour.
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