Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (Mehr News Agency) - The Persian Gazelle III solar car manufactured by Iranian students at Uni. of Tehran is currently making a tour from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf to introduce environmentally friendly technologies to people across the country.
The construction of the Persian Gazelle III was finished in 2015 after 9 months. This is the third model of the Persian Gazelle solar car that has been designed and manufactured by students from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Tehran.
Karen Abrinia, the director of the Persian Gazelle Design and Manufacturing Center (PGDM), told Mehr News that the four-wheeled, two-seater car has a maximum speed of 130 kilometers per hour. He claimed that the Persian Gazelle III is the first two-seater solar car that has been manufactured in the Middle East.
The Persian Gazelle III has begun a tour from Caspian Sea to Persian Gulf on July 16 which will last for 8 days. According to Abrinia, the car will cover 2,700 kilometers of distance from Anzali Free Zone in the Caspian Sea to Kish Free Zone in the Persian Gulf during its tour.
The car has so far made a stop in Anzali Port, Rasht Port, Qazvin, and Tehran. Its next stop is Yazd, which will be today on Tuesday.
“The tour aims to introduce the environmentally friendly technologies developed during these years in the PGDM center to our society including students and other people,” he said.
The members of the team will answer questions and enquiries raised about the Persian Gazelle as the solar car makes its many stops along the journey.
The other purpose of this grand tour is to promote the Persian Gazelle and attract sponsors for the future activities, he added.
Persian Gazelle III went to the 2015 world solar challenge in Australia.
You can watch a video of the Persian Gazelle III tour here.
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