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SOLAR CAR A HIT AT ICE CREAM DAYS CAR SHOW

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The annual Ice Cream Days celebration is underway in Le Mars.

Among all the classic vehicles that were on display Wednesday evening at the Tri-State Cruisers car show was a car of the future.

Iowa State University featured its solar powered car.
Senior Matt Goode helped design and build the solar car.


OC……..of Australia. :22

Goode says the solar car cost over $80,000 to design and build.
He says the car constantly charges its batteries when out in the sun:


OC……..as you drive. ;22

Goode says the solar utility vehicle is able to travel down the highway at a speed of nearly 35 miles per hour, but he adds the car can go faster, if needed.


OC…our battery pack. ;15

This is the 14th solar car produced by Iowa State students over the last 15 years.