German solar-powered electric car startup Sono Motors said it had raised 50 million euros from a crowd-funding campaign to develop a solar-powered vehicle. Munich-based Sono has attracted engineers from Nissan , Opel and Honda to develop the Sion, an electric car clad in crystalline silicon cells, which give the vehicle up to 30 km (18.6 miles) of electric charge a day.
Tesla has launched the third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use, which it officially detailed in a blog post on Friday and in a call with media. Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicked off the call with some explanatory remarks on the V3 Solar Roof, and then took a number of questions. The company says it'll begin installations in the coming weeks (Musk says some installations have already begun) and that it hopes to ramp production to as many as 1,000 new roofs per week.
A team from Belgium's KU Leuven University has won a 3,000-km (1,864-mile) race for solar-powered cars through the Australian outback, organisers said, as the cars arrived in the South Australian capital of Adelaide on Thursday. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the world's most prestigious solar car races created to foster development of experimental, solar-powered vehicles by university students. "For the first time in the history of our solar team we are WORLD CHAMPIONS," the
It can gather some energy from the sun, but not a huge amount.
"Solar isn't sexy enough to have the customer come to you."
Communication attempts have been unsuccessful for nearly a year now.
Unveiled as a concept vehicle at the Brussels Motor Show.
The Sion has solar cells integrated into its bodywork.
"Electric vehicles are perfect for the Caribbean."
Tesla's SolarCity purchase "looks pretty awful right now."
In Jinan, China, there's a section of highway over which some 45,000 vehicles drive every day. A company called Qilu Transportation Development Group is converted about two-thirds of a mile of that roadway to generate solar electricity — enough to power the highway lights and 800 homes. Qilu Transportation isn't stopping there, though. Looking forward to a future of electric and autonomous driving, the goal is to make the road smart. Eventually, it will be able to provide more accurate tra
Bentley has started construction on what it says will be the U.K.'s largest solar-powered car port at its factory headquarters in Crewe, England. When completed, the array will have a capacity of 2.7 megawatts, enough to cover 24 percent of the company's energy requirements on the site.