27 Aug '11, 4pm

Stanford’s Xenith: The Fastest Solar Car in the World?

Stanford’s Xenith: The Fastest Solar Car in the World?

Last week there was a lot of buzz about Stanford Solar Car Project’s newly unveiled Xenith car. Someone claimed it was the world’s fastest solar car. The team’s played that down so far, because they haven’t tested its top speed yet. But it might be. The team’s packing it up for the World Solar Challenge that’s being held in Australia from Oct. 16 to Oct. 23 where they’ll find out just how good the car is. Last week, news sources like CNET ran headlines like “Stanford says it has the fastest solar car ever.” But the team isn’t that cocksure. In response to the headlines, they wrote a blogpost with the headline: “The Fastest Solar Car Ever? Hopefully…” “There has indeed been controversy about whether this is the world’s fastest solar car,” said Nathan Hall-Snyder, team leader and an engineering student at Stanford. “Currently, the record is held by the University of New Sout...

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