I've recently written an article about solar electric vehicles. I have found a lot of information on two ends of the spectrum - solar electric golf carts and NEVs, and solar electric very high tech, very aerodynamic race cars. I'm wondering if anyone on this list has info or thoughts about solar electric, regular personal automobiles? I'd love to hear from you.
Here's an excerpt from the article:
...We can imagine having our own personal electric vehicles, covered in solar panels, that recharge while we drive them. But is it all in our imagination, or can it actually work? It turns out, solar electric vehicles are very real. From small and light solar golf carts, to some of the most advanced vehicles ever invented, solar electric vehicles are here. In fact, ultra high tech racing vehicles have been competing for two decades in solar electric vehicle races across the globe. They reach highway speeds or more, and can drive all day.
Of course, solar electric vehicles are affected by cloudy days and dusty arrays, but there is still a ton of potential here for regular passenger vehicles. As electric vehicles become more and more popular, and more people start converting their gas cars to electric, this is the perfect time to develop workable and affordabel strategies for fitting our personal electric vehicles with solar panels and solar laminates. ...
... Read Full Article at Yellow Line's Blog.
Thanks for your input!