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Sono Motors says it has raised $55.42 million for solar powered car

The Sion also features dashboard moss

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.

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Tesla's new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels

The company aims for an install rate of 1,000 per week

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.

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Belgian solar car team wins 3,000-km race through Australian outback

University of Michigan finishes third, while a Dutch car catches on fire

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

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Solar cars on a 3,000-kilometer race across Australia

15th biennial run in the sun is more relevant now than ever

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Custom cabinetry gives this Subaru Outback camper cred

Including a bed, fridge, kitchen, and solar panel

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Lightyear One is a solar-powered car with an eye-watering price

It can gather some energy from the sun — but not a huge amount

It can gather some energy from the sun, but not a huge amount.

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Fisker electric SUV is getting a solar roof

Teaser shows an overhead shot of the car's roof and wide hips

Teaser shows an overhead shot of the car's roof and wide hips.

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Tesla is exporting most of its solar cells

Its Solar Roof has been installed in just a handful of homes

Its Solar Roof has been installed in just a handful of homes.

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Tesla's store closings may have a big impact on its solar business

'Solar isn't sexy enough to have the customer come to you'

"Solar isn't sexy enough to have the customer come to you."

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NASA officially says goodbye to its Mars Opportunity rover

Communication attempts have been unsuccessful for nearly a year now

Communication attempts have been unsuccessful for nearly a year now.

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Nissan NV300 cargo van remixed into woodworking shop

Unveiled as a concept vehicle at the Brussels Motor Show

Unveiled as a concept vehicle at the Brussels Motor Show.

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Hyundai, Kia to put solar panels on vehicle roofs

Solar panels would supplement ICE, hybrids and full electric vehicles

Solar systems would supplement ICE, hybrids and full electric vehicles

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E.Home Coco camper helps the EV towing it

It provides its own electric power to increase range

It provides its own electric power to increase range.

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German startup Sono Motors trials solar car that can charge as you drive

The Sion has solar cells integrated into its bodywork

The Sion has solar cells integrated into its bodywork.

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Caribbean islands plug into electric car revolution

'Electric vehicles are perfect for the Caribbean.'

"Electric vehicles are perfect for the Caribbean."

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Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states

SolarCity purchase 'looks pretty awful right now'

Tesla's SolarCity purchase "looks pretty awful right now."

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China's solar road will charge cars as they drive

Smart roadway will share energy and data with vehicles

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

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Bentley installing 10,000 solar panels in HQ parking lot

This adds to the 20,000 that are already atop the factory

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.

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Tesla responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales

Installations fall this year for the first time after previous annual increases of 50 percent

SolarCity's third-quarter installations fall 42 percent.

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