President flags off eco-friendly solar car

President  flags off eco-friendly solar car 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.