A Solar Panel Family Car Makes the Drive From LA to San Franscisco

A Solar Panel Family Car

A Solar Panel Family Car ( Solar Thermal Magazine).- In September of this year ( 2014) A unique looking, solar-powered family car completed its drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco fueled only by the sun.

According to the designers, this lightweight, wedge-shaped automobile is capable of traveling 500 miles (800km) on a single charge. Off course it can travel forever if the sunshine holds out. This fossil fuel fighting family car can easily get a ticket on a US road with a top speed of 80 mph.

Lex Hoefsloot, manager of Solar Team Eindhoven commented on the drive.

It was great to see all the people looking at us; hurrying to get their smartphones out to get pictures while we were driving.

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.

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  • Bruce Miller says:

    Gasoline/diesel “range mythology” just about behind us! Much better electric storage systems coming down the pipes as this becomes a ‘Holy Grail’ of international science.

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