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Australia in the round the world electric vehicle race

Zero Race, for electric vehicles powered by renewable energy, will take competitors 30,000km across 16 countries in 80 days of driving…..”We expect our car to be by far the most energy efficient,”

All eyes on Trev in electric-powered race  Jennifer Foreshew: The Australian  August 17, 2010 IT has three wheels and a top speed of 120km/h, and it’s Australia’s entry in the first zero-emission around-the-world electric vehicle race.

Known as Trev (Two-seater Renewable Energy Vehicle), the bright green electric car was among five international entrants to kick off the Zero Race from United Nations headquarters in Geneva yesterday.

Zero Race, for electric vehicles powered by renewable energy, will take competitors 30,000km across 16 countries in 80 days of driving.

An independent team has borrowed Trev from the University of South Australia, where it was developed five years ago, to upgrade it and enter the race. When the competition is completed at the end of January, it will be returned to the university……

“We expect our car to be by far the most energy efficient,” he said.

“In terms of general appeal to the public, it is a real eye turner — people really notice Trev.”

All eyes on Trev in electric-powered race | The Australian

August 18, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy, solar | , , ,

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