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Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. But what if they could actually put those panels directly on their electric cars instead? Solar-car racing is nothing new, and solar panels have been used to a very limited extent to supplement... read more

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Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Spray-On Solar Cells Show Promise For Cheaper Sun Power

What if you could get solar panels in a can? A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has developed a solar cell made from a spray-paint like material, Mashable... read more September 20, 2013 by 

House with 5.3 kW Solar PV, courtesy of SolarEcity, Rocklin, CA.

Electric Car + Solar Panels: Are They Right For You?

When it comes to service costs and fuel, everyone knows that electric cars are far cheaper to run than gasoline cars. Even with a plug-in car, however, you still have to pay... read more October 10, 2012 by  27

GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

GE Becomes Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Station Champion

Yesterday, GE Industrial Solutions announced the latest in a line of solar-powered initiatives and partnerships designed to help electric car owners power their cars with... read more November 2, 2011 by  2

Robert Llewellyn Nissan Leaf Solar Panels

Can An Electric Car Cut Solar Panel Payback Time? Yes, But...

If you’re a homeowner with a suitable home and enough money to invest in a set of photovoltaic solar panels for your roof, you can easily power your home cheaply and... read more September 22, 2011 by  6

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

Sun Shines on GM’s New Solar Panels at Chevy Volt Factory

You hardly need us to tell you that there’s been an ongoing race to become the king of plug-in vehicles between Nissan and General Motors ever since the two firms... read more May 12, 2011 by  1

Venturi Eclectic Concept

Could Your Car's Tinted Windows Collect Solar Energy?

Back in the day, having a car with solar panels on it meant you were driving around in something that probably looked as weird as 2006’s Venturi Eclectic concept. However... read more August 24, 2010 by  1

2010 Toyota Prius solar moonroof

Ask AAP: Is Sunroof Available on 2010 Prius V Trim Level?

Our reader Javier M writes: I'm 99 percent convinced I want a Prius. However, there is one question: Does the "Prius V Model" come with a regular sunroof standard (within the... read more March 19, 2010 by  0

2010 Toyota Prius solar moonroof

2010 Toyota Prius: Solar Sunroof Smash Success, Hard To Get

By now, anyone who's shopping for a 2010 Toyota Prius knows that Toyota's newest hybrid is a smash hit. Global demand is high, the company is making as many cars as it can... read more August 12, 2009 by  3


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