On July 23rd 2014, working around the clock to perfect the solar vehicle, Sunswift shattered the previous 26-year standing land speed record.
Although because this was recent, The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) still has to confirm it for the record to be in the books.
The 1988 land speed record was set at 73 km/h over the 500km set distance. Sunsiwft's recent attempt was at 100 km/w over the same 500km distance.
The attempt was done off a single charge, without any power supply whatsoever from the solar panels as shown on the vehicle.
Everyone is positive that the FIA will confirm the record and it will be in the books. Once that is done, Sunfwift gets a step closer towards creating a road legal & registered vehicle. The hope is that someday Sunswift will be able to convince the world that solar EVs are feasible as everyday drivers.