TITLE

Sun-Powered Speed

AUTHOR(S)
McCormack, Fiona
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;10/24/2005, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the solar-powered cars included in the World Solar Challenge held in Australia in 2005. Solar cars run on sunlight instead of gasoline. Today, most of the world's cars run on gasoline, which is made from crude oil, a fuel source that comes from underground reserves. Solar cars have various advantages. It create less pollution than gas-powered cars. But solar cars are not advanced enough to replace gas-powered cars yet.
ACCESSION #
18599046

 

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