Sono Motors plans to debut is solar powered car on July 27. Test drives will begin in September with production scheduled for next year. The car starts at $13,000 but the battery is extra.
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Dutch start up Lightyear is working to develop solar powered cars. What does the name mean? Read on to find out.
On July 2, Hanergy introduced four electric cars powered by thin film solar panels integrated into their body panels. They have a range of 50 miles on just 6 hours of sunshine.
The 2016 WAVE Trophy rally will follow a 1,000 mile long route through 60 European cities to promote zero emissions mobility and will include one solar powered tuk tuk.
Dr. Chris Barroni-Bird of Qualcomm has proposed a new, basic EV for use in rural Africa where transportation infrastructure is non-existient;
Teams from the Netherlands won the top prizes in the 2015 World Solar Challenge in Australia. The cars run primarily on solar power during the competition.
By October, Hanergy CEO Li Hejun told reporters that the thin film solar energy company will launch as many as five solar-powered cars.
The FIA has recognized a new record sun by a group of Australian students who traveled over 300 miles at an average speed of 66 MPH in a solar-powered car.
While there are a number of EV advocates out there who recharge their cars using solar power, what about a car with solar panels, you know, built into it?
The Sunswift Eve is the latest solar car effort from the University of New South Wales, taking years of solar racing experience and loading it into a car designed for the mainstream.
The SolarWorld GT, hailed as the world’s prettiest solar car, is making its way across America right now as part of its attempt to go farther than any solar-powered car has ever gone. The World’s Prettiest Solar Car Drives Through America (via Clean Technica)
Solar cars aren’t traditionally thought of as being pretty. The University of Bochum, however, put some thought into the aesthetics of the car they brought to Australia’s World Solar Challenge this year and it paid off – they didn’t finish the race, but they did get a prize anyway. The prize given to the University […]
Japan’s Tokai University will be competing for the second time, using Panasonic’s HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) solar cells. The silicone-based HIT solar cells, which demonstrate a high rate of conversion efficiency, are to be used for the first time in a race car.
[social_buttons] I am a firm believer that if electric cars are to gain widespread acceptance, they first need to be proven in America’s congested cities. Most city dwellers usually don’t drive that far, have access to alternate forms of transportation, and likely spend more time on their iPhones than in a car anyway. It is […]
Car companies like Tesla, Toyota and Nissan are all scrambling for a piece of the EV market. Heck, even cities like San Francisco and Portland want some. But they all just got pwned by these kids. These vehicles run on everything from solar to soy! Texas Teen Buys Car Off eBay, Makes It Electric Luke […]
Students at San Jose State University have created a new type of hybrid—or perhaps tribrid?—that makes use of human pedal-power, solar panels, and a strong battery. They’ve dubbed the car the ZEM, or Zero EMissions Vehicle, and say it could be mass-produced for a mere $4,000.