TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) – With the success and publicity Persian Gazelle III, Iran’s first edition of solar car, now plans have projected development of its sister Persian Gazelle IV.
The Persian Gazelle III solar car manufactured by Iranian students at University of Tehran made a tour from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf to introduce environmentally friendly technologies to people across the country earlier in July.
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.
Abrinia also said that the present Persian Gazelle IV drew upon the tests undertaken by its elder sister in the cross-country tour; “this recent version will be 4-wheeled and will accommodate 4 people,” he added.
By Mehr News Agency