From a dream to reality – Solar Car
The During many years, car idea that can be powered directly by sunlight, has been suggested as a future possibility. University has racer construction of solar power – built with bicycle parts, a small ultra-lightweight and cramped car, but practical car has remained a myth. Until now.
In France, the venturi – expert sports car manufacturer – has developed a purely can be driven by sunlight brand new 3-seater city car. On the other hand, in India, electric car maker Reva, have demonstrated a version of the solar power of 4 seats city car.
Venturi, they are produced by the end of 2009, will have their own car be sold and say.
Both of the car is designed electric vehicle for urban use. Solar panels mounted on the roof, to charge the battery, provides only solar charge day up to 5 miles (5 miles). Range, if necessary, can be increased by inserting the vehicle into an electrical outlet socket.
Sun range but might so that it does not have too much, only to use their car for short-range, who has many of the drivers that use only once or twice my car a week. For these people, solar car is now fully the potential to provide these people equipped to transport the sun.
For obvious reasons, these solar cars are best suited for sunlight. Even so winter, solar power has the potential – of the benefits of an electric vehicle always is trickle charged when have not been used to maintain their internal temperature battery: However, in the cold weather, solar power car by maintaining the temperature of the battery significantly when not using the vehicle that there is a future increase the range of electric vehicles.
Before the solar electric vehicle which can be a common sight on our roads, and advances in solar panels with continuous development and excellent capacity and low cost of the electric vehicle, it may not be that long.