Thursday, May 05, 2011
Tired of paying too much for gas? Check out the future.
The Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa today unveiled its new exhibit – a car that can go 110 kilometres per hour and never stop for gas!
The solar-powered Midnight Sun VIII was engineered by students from the University of Waterloo and their efforts resulted in their car finishing fifth in the 2005 American Solar Challenge.
While the single-seater car will not get your family of four to the beach this summer, the research and development that went into it, certainly will someday.
Up to 200 people worked on the car for two years. They are currently working on the 10th edition of this model, which will race in future events.
The car will be on display at the museum until mid-October. The museum's next exhibit will be about bio plastics – what they are and how they are used in cars.