Electric Supercar on the VLT Platform

The SRZero supercar, one of the most advanced electric vehicles ever created, sped to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) on 27 October 2010 as part of its ambitious trek down the Americas. The SRZero electric supercar is a project carried out by students from the Racing Green Endurance (RGE) team from Imperial College London’s Energy Futures Lab, sponsored by KPMG and supported in Chile by the British Embassy. The VLT is the most advanced ground-based optical telescope in the world and it consists of four Unit Telescopes (UTs) with main mirrors of 8.2m diameter and four movable 1.8m diameter Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs). From right to left in the background: UT2, UT1 and AT1.

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Id:vlt-racing-green-3
Type:Photographic
Release date:1 February 2011, 16:54
Size:2449 x 1633 px

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Name:Paranal
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
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