She is called Emilia4 and is the symbol of sustainable mobility chosen by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Emilia4 is a solar-powered electric car, built by the Alma Mater Studiorum – the University of Bologna as part of a bilateral scientific cooperation project with a Serbian project partner, co-financed by the Farnesina. The car was publicly exhibited in the courtyard of the Farnesina.
As its name suggests, Emilia 4 is a four-seater, optimised for races and long-distance travels at a cruising speed of 65 km/h, driven by two electric motors that consume the equivalent energy of a normal 1200-watt domestic hairdryer.
Thanks to its unique features and performance, the vehicle triumphed in the 2018 American Solar Challenge and the 2021 European Solar Challenge, competitions reserved for solar-energy-powered vehicles, i.e. powered without the need to recharge its external battery, and developed by universities and polytechnic colleges around the world.
While waiting for a new version of the solar car that the researchers are working on to be launched, Emilia4 was also presented to the Serbian public last May during the Belgrade Motor Show (Eco BG Car Show 2022) at the stand of the Faculty of Applied Arts of the Belgrade University.
Photo credits: MobilAutoTV
This post is also available in: Italiano