Persian Gazelle is a single-driver car with 5 length, 1.8 meters width and 1 meters height. This vehicle has 3 wheels, 2 front wheels carry Brake and Steering system, and the single rear wheel is attached to a DC in-wheel electrical motor. The motor receives its power from 30kg 4000 W Li-ion batteries, which are under charging with 8 m^2 18% efficient solar cells mounted on the top surface of the car. Vehicles weight is nearly 300 kg and the top speed as about 110 km/h. It can move about 3 hours in 60 km/h without any light starting with full charge on the flat road. The drag coefficient is about 0.2 in 100km/h and the lift coefficient is about zero. The chassis as made from steel and the body is made with carbon and glass fiber composites. The brakes are hydraulic disk brake and the steering system is rack-pinion system.



Persian Gazelle solar powered racing car 2007 front view Tehran University


Persian Gazelle - Tehran University, solar powered car




عنوان غزال ايراني2،به منظور

    شركت در مسابقات 2007 استراليا مي باشد.اطلاعات بیشتر در این زمینه به زودی روی سایت



غزال ايراني يک خودرو تک سرنشين به طول 5 متر، عرض 1.8 متر و حداکثر ارتفاع 1 متر از سطح زمين است. اين خودرو سه چرخ دارد که دو چرخ جلو حامل سيستم ترمز و فرمان، و چرخ عقب چرخ محرک مي باشد. حرکت خودرو از طريق موتور الکتريک In-Wheel تعبيه شده روي چرخ عقب انجام مي شود. موتور انرژي خود رو از باطريهای لیتيوم-يون به وزن 30 کيلوگرم و توان 4000 وات دريافت مي کند. اين باطريها توسط انرژی خورشيد (از طريق از سلولهای خورشيدي به مساحت تقريبي 8 متر مربع و راندمان 18 درصد روی سطح خودرو) شارژ مي شوند. وزن تقريبي خودرو بدون سرنشين 300 کيلوگرم و سرعت ماکزيمم آن حدود 110 کيلومتر در ساعت است. همچنين خودرو با شارژ پر و بدون تابش نور مي تواند حدود 3 ساعت با سرعت 60 کيلومتر در ساعت روي سطح صاف حرکت کند. ضريب درگ هوا براي خودرو در سرعت 100 حدود 0.2 و ضريب ليفت حدود صفر است. شاسي خودرو از فولاد و بدنه آن از فايبرکربن و فايبرگلاس ساخته شده است. ترمزهای خودرو از نوع هيدروليک ديسکي بوده و سيستم فرمان آن رک و پينيون مي باشد.

برای کسب اطلاعات بیشتر در مورد قسمت های مختلف خودرو روی آن ها کلیک کنید:


3سيستم گاز


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Wed, May 03, 2006


MIT Invites ’Persian Gazelle’ to Solar Racecar Program



Persian Gazelle's streamlined cockpit and admiring team members solar power


Persian Gazelle's streamlined cockpit and admiring team



TEHRAN, May 2--Iranian students who have designed and manufactured the ’Persian Gazelle’, the Middle East’s first solar racecar, will visit Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, to participate in a world-class program to design the world’s most sophisticated solar racecars.

Mohammad Hemmati, executive manager of the University of Tehran’s solar car team, told ISNA that MIT has invited the Iranian team to take part in the project together with 20 other top teams from around the world.
“During the three-month program, all the teams will be provided with the required facilities and will share their ideas in designing the best solar racecars for future racing championships,“ he said.

He said the Persian Gazelle will be unveiled at MIT on July 10, stressing that several teams from the US, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia will also showcase their latest solar racecars at the event.
He said the Iranian team will travel to America in mid-June provided authorities at Tehran University extend necessary cooperation.

Persian Gazelle is the first solar racecar produced in Iran and the Middle East and with a length of five meters, width of 1.8 meter and height of one meter, it can attain a speed of 100 kilometers per hour using rechargeable lithium-polymer batteries,“ he said, adding that the car weighs less than 250 kilograms.




Persian Gazelle first solar racing car from the Middle East


Persian Gazelle is the first solar racecar produced in Iran and the Middle East Length = five meters, Width = 1.8 meter and Height = one meter




Saturday, September 24, 2005 - 'Persian Gazelle' misses World Solar Challenge


It is unclear what has happened to the Iranian team that was supposed to participate in tomorrow's World Solar Challenge. Event director Chris Selwood says his last contact with the team was on Wednesday when they said their visas had been issued but they did not have any confirmation about airfreight.  It is believed the car might be in Dubai.


Mr Selwood says although the situation is out of his control, it is very disappointing. "That was the first solar car we would have seen out of the Middle East," he said.  "The pictures and the technical specifications that they sent us showed us that it wasn't going to be quite a credible entry and a lovely name the Persian Gazelle.  "I think it would have done wonders for international relationships to have had a car form Iran."


The University of New South Wales team may also miss the start. The team was testing its solar car on the Arnhem highway yesterday afternoon when components gave way. Mr Selwood says although the team has not given him a written declaration that it has withdrawn it has indicated it is unlikely to participate. "I think there's a few bruised egos around the place," he said. "I haven't seen the car but I have spoken to them and I think they're trying to fix it and they're quite pessimistic and don't believe that they're going to be able to qualify." The challenge starts in Darwin and ends in Adelaide.



Persian Gazelle's frame and suspension, solar powered car


Persian Gazelle's frame and suspension





Team's E-Mail address:


Post Address: Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O.Box 11365-4563, Tehran, Iran


Office: Solar Car office, Faculity of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran      Tel: +98 21 6111 4043








University of Tehran engineering logo, Persian Gazelle solar car - University of Tehran



Iran Khodro industrial group logo, Persian Gazelle solar car sponsors - Iran Khodro industrial group - Platinium sponsor



Iranian Fuel Conservation Company sponsor Persian Gazelle solar car - Iranian Fuel Conservation Company - Silver sponsor



Science, Research and Technology Ministry - Bronze Sponsor



Gochermann Solar Technology sponsor the Persian Gazelle electric racing car - Gochermann Solar Technology



IRC Tire sponsor to the Persian Gazelle solar powered racing car - IRC Tire








Tehran University solar car team, Persian Gazelle


4th international Mechanical Engineering conference, 13 May 2006







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Arizona Solar Racing Team - USA

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Auburn University

Sol of Auburn

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Aurora Team, Australia


Aurora Vehicle Association

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Das SolarCar der Fachhochschule

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Jonasun  Japan


Solar Car Paviion

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McGill University Monteal, Canada


Team iSun

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Genesis II

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Solar Car Team

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Northwestern University

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Osaka Sangyo University, Japan

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Sun Panthers

Principia College

RA 6

Principia College Solar Car Team

Purdue University


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Red River Raycer

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Rose-Hulman Solar Car Team

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University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

Borealis III

U of M Solar Vehicle Project

University of Missouri Columbia

Suntiger VI

The Mizzou Solar Car Project

University of Missouri Rolla

Solar Miner V

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UOI Solar Vehicle Team

Uni of New South Wales SCR Team

UNSW Sunswift III

New South Wales SCR Team

University of Patras, Hermes

Solar Car Team

University of Pennsylvania


Penn Solar Racing

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Queensland Solar Team

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Solar Steer

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University of Texas at El Paso



University of Toronto

Blue Sky

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University of Toulouse


Heliotrope Solar Car Team

University of Utah 


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University of Waterloo

Midnight Sun VIII

Midnight Sun Solar Race Team

University of Western Ontario


Sunstang USP Solar Car Team

USP Solar Car Team

USP Solar Car Team

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Sunseeker 05

W Michigan Solar Car Team

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American Solar Challenge

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World Solar Car Rally - Japan

World Solar Rallye - Japan



During these competitions, students learn about solar panels, electric motors, electronics, vehicle chassis, bodywork, aerodynamics, suspension, batteries and how to solve practical problems during the design process, while working as a team.  It's demanding stuff and more fun that laying in bed watching TV, where individuals may seek inspiration, but achieve very little.







1. Chassis - and seating

2. Mechanics - suspension, steering, brakes

3. Motor and drive train

4. Motor controller

5. Solar Array - usually part of body

6. Batteries or fuel cells

7. Electrical System - and instruments

8. Driver Controls - switches, lighting, etc

9. Bodywork - Screen, etc




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