RA 25

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RA 25

Ahmet Kaşif: RA 25 is the Victory of Resoluteness…

Designed and manufactured by R&D teams of the Near East University, TRNC’s first native solar powered car was introduced at a press conference held at the Exhibition Hall of Near East University Hospital.

TRNC Public Works and Transportation Minister Ahmet Kaşif, YÖDAK President Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Gökçekuş, NEU Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, and members of Near East University family attended the press conference.

According to the press statement issued by the Press and Public Relations Office of NEU (Near East University Nicosia, Cyprus), Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, the Chairman of NEU Board of Trustees, made the opening speech and addressed to the press members and the guests. He stated that they gathered to share a common pride on behalf of the country and voiced his happiness that he felt by introducing the God of Sun RA 25; TRNC’s first native solar-powered vehicle produced by the Near East University.

RA 25

 

Günsel: RA 25 will race on behalf of TRNC in Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa…

Noting that RA 25 would race on behalf of TRNC in Sasol Solar Challenge, which will be held in South Africa between 27 September and 4 October, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel emphasized that the Near East University had achieved a lot in education, technology and as well as in many fields within a quarter century.

The name of the solar powered vehicle was inspired from the Sun of God RA and NEU’s 25th anniversary…

Stating that RA 25 is a significant milestone indicating the point that the Near East University has brought the country in terms of technology and innovation, Günsel noted that the name for the solar powered vehicle was inspired from the god of sun RA and NEU’s 25th anniversary.

The future generation vehicle can reach 135 km/h speed…

Indicating that RA 25 was a fully solar-powered vehicle, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel said that the vehicle equipped with 1800 Watt linear electric motor could reach 135 km/h speed. Delivering information about the vehicle, Günsel noted that RA 25, which was designed as a three-wheeled vehicle, was a technological wonder. He explained that the steering and suspension structure of the vehicle, which was equipped with the most contemporary disc brake system for modern cars, was designed the same as in Formula 1 cars. He added that the vehicle, which is 5m long, 1.8m wide and 1m high from the ground, was equipped with a control panel including only forth and reverse gear.

Günsel: We take our every step for our country, our people, our world, and most importantly for the whole humanity…

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Günsel, “We take our every step for our country, our people, our world, and most importantly for whole the humanity”. The solar-powered and environmentally friendly RA 25 is a technological wonder which indicates the leading role of the Near East University in contributing to our country and its people in terms of science, technology and innovation. We have endless faith that RA 25 will wave our flag proudly in Sasol Solar Challenge to be held in South Africa”.