Sports car that can run on sunlight to debut at 2015 SEMA

Sports car that can run on sunlight to debut at 2015 SEMA image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: EVX | posted August 13, 2015 03:13

Australian EVX Immortus solar-electric car to have unlimited solar range at 60 km/h

Electric-powered vehicles may soon benefit from the power of the sun as Australian tech specialist EVX announced that they will be debuting the Immortus solar electric sports car at the 2015 Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

Drawing inspiration from post-apocalyptic themed movies where resources are very limited, EVX is poised to redefine the sports car segment by exhibiting a trait that most sports cars lack; range.

Defined as radically unique and in a class of its own, the overall appearance of the Immortus is reminiscent of solar-powered cars that combines a flowing, futuristic silhouette. As of this writing, the car has body dimensions that measure 5,000mm long, 2,000mm wide, 1,100 mm tall along with a wheelbase of 2,500mm.

Aesthetically, the roof and rear section of the Immortus is covered in solar panels. The side appears to have roof-mounted (gullwing) doors and integrated wheels.

Aside from gathering power from the sun, propulsion is also provided by two electric hub motors that drive the rear wheels. Combined, the two motors puts out 54 PS but as it only weighs quarter of a ton (227kg), it can easily hit 100km/h from a standstill in 7 seconds fully laden.

With both solar and electric power in use, it has a maximum range of 550 km at an average 85 km/h along with a top speed of 150 km/h. However, it is capable of having an unlimited range on solar power alone at a steady 60 km/h.

More details about the car will be revealed during the eventual reveal at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.