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Solar-to-EV Project in San Diego powers electric vehicles

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The city of San Diego in partnership with Smart City recently launched its Solar-to-EV Project that makes use of a solar canopy to recharge electric vehicles at the parking lot of the San Diego Zoo. The main objectives of the collaboration are to lower the levels of greenhouse gases and position the city as a [...]

Modern Living: Of electric cars and solar panels

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Electric cars are a lot cheaper to operate compared to gasoline cars. That is a fact that a lot of people will accept, but you also need to remember that when you plug something into that outlet, you need to pay for the electricity you use. Just like how the price of gas behaves, electricity [...]

Car in Malaysia made of cans, runs on battery and solar energy

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

You read it right, a group of students in Sepang, Malaysia made a car out of tin cans. The team used about 400 tins cans to make a car that can accommodate one occupant. The car was built by students of the University Putra Malaysia and is among the more than 100 eco-friendly automobiles that [...]

Classic 2000GT by Toyota reborn as Solar EV [with video]

Friday, January 27th, 2012

During the recent Future Car Challenge in Britain, all praises were for the E Type Jaguar which was rid of the straight six powerplant and loaded with an electric motor running on lithium ion battery pack. Now another beautiful classic, the 2000GT coupe of Japanese carmaker Toyota was reborn thru what is called the Crazy [...]

Webasto and and Konarka Technologies teaming up to use organic solar roofing on cars

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Konarka Technologies developers of the innovative organic flexible solar films is working with Webasto, a leading supplier in the automotive industry to bring solar roofs to cars. The announcement was made during a trade fair centered on electric mobility in Munich. Webasto produces roof systems for automobiles and is among the movers in providing innovative [...]

Solar Powered Cars

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Cars that run on fossil fuels are still standard, but many would like to replace those diesel or gas engines with alternative fuels. One promising possibility is to develop solar powered cars. Although this is not yet a reality, prototypes have been built and proven to be functional and now many researchers are trying to [...]

Why aren’t we all driving on sunlight?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

This video is so wrong. Sir, people who are serious about solar powered cars know one thing: a driving range of 40 miles is NOT sufficient for anyone. We need REAL solar powered cars, and we need them soon if we REALLY want to make a difference.

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