It might work well in sunny Australia, not so sure it will be such a success in rainy old Ireland.

AN ambitious team of undergraduate students from the University of New South Wales are on the brink of creating the Southern Hemisphere’s first road legal solar sports car.

Having built and raced five generations of solar sports cars, SunSwift’s latest prototype eVe holds the world record for the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometres on a single battery charge.

Now, the team are taking on the gruelling task of redesigning and rebuilding almost every aspect of the vehicle to make it street legal.

Business Manager Rob Ireland said the challenge was in creating a solar powered vehicle that met the Australian Design Rules.

“To be able to register the car for the road, we need to include side impact protection, windscreen wipers, headlights and a number of other components,” he told

“Making these changes will add weight to the vehicle, so its energy system will also need an upgrade.”

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