Pinoy car builders are focusing more and more on environment-friendly vehicles. One group is creating a solar-powered car to run a solar race in the near future.
De La Salle University’s Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Communications Engineering departments is building Sikat II, a third gen solar powered car. It will take part in the World Solar Challenge 3,000 Km race on October in Australia.
Sikat II still being made. A model was presented to the Philippine Solar Car Challenge Society, Inc. According to one of its creators, it is currently only on 20 percent construction. Supposedly it will be lighter and faster than its predecessors. It will have a 110 kph top speed and it will weigh less than 180 kg.
[Article from PhilStar]