… it’s an African Solar Taxi chassis taking shape.
We’ve made a lot of progress over recent weeks: performing detailed design on the chassis, setting up the workshop, testing joints and materials, and commencing construction of the prototype vehicle.
After being on STANDBY for several months, Team Trev and the African Solar Taxi project are about to be switched back ON.
Several Team Trev team members are about to depart Adelaide for two weeks, to compete and officiate in the World Solar Challenge. This event has been the training ground for many of us over the years, where we have learned what it takes to design, build, race and support lightweight electric vehicles powered by the sun.
After competing in a few World Solar Challenges, we realised that if we can drive a vehicle across Australia at close to 100km/h powered entirely by the sun, we should be able to drive to work in an electric vehicle. That’s why Trev was born.
If we can drive an electric car around the world, why can’t solar powered electric vehicles be used in disadvantaged areas, where the high cost of petrol and electricity leaves people in transport poverty? That’s why we’re developing the African Solar Taxi.