Solar car

Solar car

Solar vehicle used for land transport

By the end of 2019, a German car manufacturer Sono Motors will release Sion solar-powered car to Europe while Dutch Company Lightyear One fully solar-powered vehicle is scheduled for 2020. Both Sion and Lightyear has a solar panel covering. It has an onboard battery or direct charge. The range of Lightyear One is 400-600 km while Sion has a 250km range. According to Lightyear's manufacturer, it could run without charging for months while Sion's says it can drive 30 km per day even with an empty battery.

The market price of Lightyear One is $140,000 while Sono's Sion is said to be more affordable.

Solar powered car harness energy from the sun then converts it into electricity and fuels the battery that runs the car. Other solar cars can power the motor directly.

Photovoltaic cells (PVC) are solar panels components. It is made up of semiconductors mostly silicon, and it absorbs the light.

Prototype solar-powered cars lists:

  • 1 Australia

1.1 Sunswift V (eVe)

1.2 Solar Spirit 3

  • 2 Brazil

2.1 e.coTech Solar version

  • 3 Canada

3.1 Schulich Delta

  • 4 China

4.1 Cars without name

  • 5 Germany

5.1 Hochschule Bochum: Open World

5.2 PowerCore SunCruiser

5.3 Sion

5.4 SolarWorld GT

5.5 ThyssenKrupp SunRiser

  • 6 India

6.1 SolarMobil

  • 7 Italy

7.1 P-Mob

7.2 Emilia 4

  • 8 Japan

8.1 Kaiton II

8.2 OWL

  • 9 Monaco

9.1 Venturi Astrolab

9.2 Venturi Eclectic

  • 10 The Netherlands

10.1 Stella

10.2 Stella Lux

10.3 Stella Vie

10.4 Twente One

10.4.1 Specifications

  • 11 New Zealand

11.1 UltraCommuter

  • 12 Pakistan

12.1 ECO1, ECO1GL and ECO3GL

  • 13 Slovenia

13.1 Metron 7

13.2 Superpiki

  • 14 Switzerland

14.1 Icare

14.2 Solar Taxi

  • 15 Taiwan

15.1 Apollo Solar Cruiser Car

  • 16 USA

16.1 Daedalus

16.2 Eos

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