The world’s most efficient electric car created in Britain

The world’s most efficient electric car created in Britain

November 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Students at Cambridge University in the UK have created the most energy efficient electric car in the world, equipped with solar panels.

About it reports portal Deezen. Note that the development was part of the Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) project

The student team was able to design and assemble a Helia electric car that had solar panels installed. The car can accelerate to 80 km / h using 2.5 kW of power (about the same amount it takes to boil the kettle).

The electric car weighs only 550 kg thanks to its ultra-light carbon fiber chassis and body panels, based on Formaplex technology. Thanks to composite materials, the car can overcome significant distances with minimal energy consumption.

It should be noted that the electric car can be “refueled” both from ordinary charging stations and from solar panels installed on the roof. The battery has a much higher energy density than most mass-produced electric cars, giving Helia twice the power reserve of the Tesla Model 3.

Helia aerodynamic construction enhances the car’s energy efficiency with the use of lithium-ion batteries produced in collaboration with Danecca. The car also received low rolling resistance tires from Bridgestone, one of the world’s key tire manufacturers.