Meet Tianjin: the first autonomous electric car that is charged by solar energy
The electric car came to the world with the intention of reducing CO2 emissions on the planet. And although it is actually a green measure, the charge and consumption of your battery is still a polluting element for the planet.
However, Chinese scientists went a step further in this type of invention and manufactured the first electric car called Tianjin, which stands out because it is charged with solar energy. It does this through panels installed on its own surface.
And as if that weren’t enough to surprise us, the developers of this machine made it totally autonomous.
When we say that it is completely independent, it is because it is. When reviewing the images that Urban Tecno shares, we do not find a steering wheel, clutch, accelerator or brake throughout the structure.
This is not a patent or blueprint. The electric car is already manufactured. So let’s get to know a little more about the Tianjin specs.
The amazing Tianjin
The aforementioned website highlights the hard work that went into making this self-driving electric car. Around 42 companies and three universities participated in the development of the vehicle. Between all of them it took five months to have the device that we show you at the end of this review.
Tianjin can cover about 50 kilometers of autonomy per day by panels. It has space for four people and inside it has a touch screen through which you can control the actions carried out by the car.
The photovoltaic system is installed on the roof. It measures 8.1 square meters and they can be deployed to direct them towards where the best sunlight is. Thanks to this mechanism, it is capable of producing about 7.6 kWh.
If you intend to use it after a full charge, without depending on the panels, you can have a range of 75 kilometers at a speed of 80 km/h.