Yas Mall

Want to see the UAEs first ever solar car?


1 April-4 April 2015

 Visit Yas Mall 31 March 2015  to see the unique work of students from the Petroleum Institue in Abu Dhabi.

The PI solar car (Yas) is a fully electric car, powered only by the sun's energy; yet it is capable of reaching speeds of up to 150 km/h. The car is designed to be extremely efficient and lightweight. The body's shape and material was carefully chosen to minimize drag and weight. It runs on high performance tires that are 7 to 8 times more efficient than normal passenger cars. The car recently competed in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge 2015 which was the first ever-solar powered car competition in the Middle East. The PI team placed second competing against 15 international teams from around the world.  The PI Solar team is currently preparing to compete in the World Solar Challenge 2015 which is held in Australia.

The key specifications for the car are given below:

Motor Power

5 kW Maximum & 2kW Nominal

Battery Chemistry


Solar Cells Chemistry

Mono Crystalline Silicon Cells

Car Weight Without Driver

142 kg


5m *1.6m * 0.9m






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