The first-ever solar electric car in the country has successfully completed its 2000km visit recently.
Team Tanguar Racing, an electric motorsport venture in the country, conducted the 21-day long tour across the country with the self-built electric cum solar vehicle for promoting a clean transportation and sustainable lifestyle, said a press release.
Starting from Teknaf and ended at Tetulia, the tour conducted by the team is a project of Advance Dynamics Limited, a local electric transportation company, which built the solar electric car, the press release added.
During the visit, the team members showcased the technology used in the vehicle in separate eight educational institutions in the country and created awareness on clean transportation, pollution mitigation, climate action and environmental conservation.
The solar electric car uses a vintage SUV vehicle as its base but instead of any petrol, diesel or CNG, it only runs on electricity. The EV is powered by a 30Kw electric motor, a 36Kwh lead-acid battery pack, and also has 350W solar body parts and a 2.2Kw built-in intelligent charger.
The car achieved speeds of 60km/h and a single charge range of 180km including solar recovery. This vehicle is a not-for-sale trial prototype model and will continue to be developed and improved in the coming days, according to the press release.