• Despertaferro solar-powered car

    Record number:9016
    Date: 1998
    Geographical specifications: Barcelona
    Dimensions: 103 x 230 x 605 cm
    Weight: 240 kg

    The first solar electric vehicle built in Spain in accordance with the Australian regulations for solar vehicle competitions. Most of the upper surface is occupied by eight square metres of solar panels, allowing it to generate 2300 W from sunlight. It has three wheels: two steered at the front, with superimposed trapezium suspension, and a wheel supported on a swingarm at the rear. The chassis and bodywork are made from carbon fibre and nomex honeycomb, while the mechanical parts are aluminium. The tyres are low drag.