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President flags off eco-friendly solar car

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 00:08

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday flagged off a solar-powered passenger car developed by Delhi Technological University.

"With a speed of 120 km/hr, the solar car is a zero carbon emission and completely eco-friendly. It has a sedan shape with a seating capacity of two and option of adding three more seats," a press release said.

The car, flagged off from Rashtrapati Bhavan, will represent India at the Sasol Solar Challenge to be held in South Africa between September 15-29.

Solar cars from across the world will participate in the competition, which will cover 4,200 km along the coastline of South Africa.

The DTU solar car, codenamed `Solaris`, is one of the most innovative projects of DTU, earlier called the Delhi College of Engineering.


First Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 00:06

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