Dubbo Public School on regional tour of world’s fastest long-range electric car

COOL CAR: Sunswift eVe, the world's fastest long-range electric car, is coming to Dubbo Public School on December 1. Photo: Contributed

COOL CAR: Sunswift eVe, the world's fastest long-range electric car, is coming to Dubbo Public School on December 1. Photo: Contributed

A car awarded a world record and able to travel 100 kilometres (km) for less than a dollar will pull into Dubbo Public School on December 1. 

Sunswift eVe, the world’s fastest long-range electric car, will begin a regional tour of schools on Monday.

The black coupe was built by engineering students in the solar racing team Sunswift at the University of NSW. It has twice represented Australia at the World Solar Challenge, a grueling 3021 km race. In 2014 eVe took out the world land-speed record for an electric vehicle.

The car can travel up to 500km on a single charge of its batteries and more than 800km if powered by its solar cells. It costs around 80 cents to fuel the car for every 100 km. During eVe’s visit, Dubbo Public School students will learn how to build miniature solar cars.

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