AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that the company is one of the main sponsors of Apollo VI, a solar car created by Taiwan's National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences.
Apollo VI is covered with high-efficiency solar cells provided by AUO. The solar cells could generate more than 1200W of electricity and enable the car to reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h.
Apollo VI is 4.7 meters in length, 1.8 meters in width, and 1.1 meters in height, and weighs around 130 kilograms without the driver and battery. The whole vehicle is covered with high-efficiency back contact monocrystalline solar cells in the area of six square meter sponsored by AUO. With 20W of power consumption per kilometer, the solar car could reach more than 120 km/h while the average speed is around 80 km/h.