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.