Project Yerel's T-1 EV charges through Turkish countryside
Istanbul University Student Team Creates Long-Range Electric Prototype
The T-1, the end result of Project YEREL, is estimated to have a single-charge range of almost 300 miles from its 30-kWh battery pack, which can fully charge in about four hours. The three-seat car (2+1 arrangement) weighs about 1,100 pounds and tops out at about 75 miles per hour.
The car was five years in the making and won a competition of sorts among 30 universities, according to the Daily Sabah. The upshot is that the vehicle took a tour of 25 Turkish cities covering almost 3,000 miles. It's longest single-shot voyage was from Istanbul to Ankara, which covered about 270 miles. Find out more at the team's website here.
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