STARTING mid-March, the Hong Kong Science Museum (香港科學館) is showing a new exhibition called Sophie – IVE’s Solar Cars Driving the Future. It features the Sophie solar car, which was developed by IVE engineering students.
Students have taken Sophie to the World Solar Challenge, and Sophie not only completed the 3,000km race from Darwin (達爾文) to Adelaide (阿德萊德) in Australia (澳洲), it also finished fourth. Sophie IV also became the first solar car to go on public highways in Hong Kong.
Lasting until September, the exhibition has videos, related equipment and interactive elements explaining Sophie’s design and other solar car technologies. The latest model of the solar car, Sophie VI, will also be on display during March.
(This article is published on Goodies on 21 March 2018)