The preliminary design of a solar car named 'Sepehr' (Sky) will be unveiled at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) this week.
It has been developed at Sepehr Research and Industrial Center affiliated to IUST. Ramin Hashemi, a university instructor at the faculty, said that over 14 months students designed the concept and the solar-powered vehicle, local automotive website carnet.ir reported.
The team designed the body and structure, suspension, brakes and electric system. "Such developments pave the way for more widespread research in the area of solar power," he said.
New technology used for designing the car's body has helped significantly reduce energy consumption. The unveiling ceremony will be held on February 7 and will attended by auto industry executives and senior officials.
Sepehr is not the first solar car made by university students in Iran. Students studying mechanics at the University of Tehran were pioneers in the area and built three editions of a solar car named Gazelle. The Gazelle took part in several international solar competitions and completed a tour from the north to the south of Iran in July 2016.
In line with policies to help expand domestic companies' scope of exploration and production operations, the National Iranian Oil Company will finalize an agreement with Pasargad Energy Development Company to develop two oilfields, namely Jofeir and Sepehr in Khuzestan Province, within the framework of Iran Petroleum Contracts, the country's new model of contracts for oil and gas projects.
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