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Several years ago, Art Haines had a bright idea! Why not design a car that can be powered by the sun? Haines, a mechanical designer, along with eight study-hall students from Skowhegan Area High School, developed, designed and built the two-seater prototype vehicle from scratch. The SUNN EV,Sun Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, is a street-legal car [...]
PforzheimUniversity graduate Anne Forschner is one auto designer who believesthat cars of the future need to harness renewable energy and convert itinto usable fuel for a zero-emission ride. Anne has come up with aconcept car, designed in collaboration with BMW, that mimics naturalforms to harness solar energy. DubbedLovos (Lifestyle of Voluntary Simplicity), the car is [...]
Solar power and electric can go together like a horse and carriage. That’s the idea behind SolarCity’s effort to market its solar energy system sales along with electric car charging installations. The Foster City, Calif.-based company announced Tuesday apartnership with Rabobank to make electric car charging available forfree to owners of Tesla Motors’ vehicles traveling [...]
Ifyou love a scooter because it’s easier to drive on a congested street,but hate it because of the lack of adequate safety systems then Peugeotis the brand you should look forward to. The company has unveiled theirlatest concept vehicle, dubbed BB1, for which they say, “Its mother isa scooter. Its father is a car.” Thoughthe [...]
Construction on Tokai University’s solar car that is equipped withSharp’s solar cells has been completed. It boasts of highest level ofconversion energy in the world. This car will be used in the solar racewhich is one of the largest of its kind from October 24 to 31, 2009.The Tokai Challenger which is the name given [...]
A team of 150 students from michigan university has unveiled the10th-generationU-M solar vehicle ‘Infinium’, at The Henry Ford Museum. This solarvehicle is likely to be the most competitive car in the team’s historywith a capacity to travel a whopping 300 miles, without the sun.Infinium uses space-grade solar cell, which are comparable to thoseused by NASA [...]
Eco Factor: Zero-emission car powered by solar energy. David Norvell, the director of the Office of Sustainability and Energy Management at the University of Central Florida,is making some heads turn on the university’s campus by driving a carfueled by the abundant energy of the sun. The inventor has retrofitteda ZENN brand NEV, which comes with [...]
A group of students at Cambridge University has been hard at work building a solar-powered racing car. The Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) team includes 75 students who design, build and race solar-powered cars. Supported by various advisors and sponsors, CUER, founded in 2007, includes students from the Cambridge engineering and business schools. The solar-powered car, officially [...]
A company named Better Place has a better idea about car ownership in a post-oil world. Here’s the concept: You pay for the electric vehicle (like the Renault-Nissan Rogue shown above) . They pay for (and own) the $11,000 battery. And the networkof charging stations. And the switching stations where customers canswap their nearly empty [...]
Cambridge University Eco Racing’ssolar-powered car, Endeavour, has officially been launched by F1 starJenson Button. The car was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.Previously codenamed “Bethany,” but launched under its official name,“Endeavour”, the car is being touted as Britain’s brightest hope forthe Global Green Challenge – a grueling 3,000km race straight acrossthe Australian Outback this [...]
The 10th World Solar Challengehas already made many universities unveil their solar-powered cars,with which they hope to bring home the title. The latest to showcasetheir green wonder is University of Twente,who has unveiled their solar car the 21Revolution. Similar to othercars being showcased for the completion, the 21Revolution will bepowered entirely by solar energy and [...]
The defending champion team from the Delft University of Technology is looking forward to winning the World Solar Challenge fivetimes in a row with a new car the Nuna5, which will race acrossAustralia in October this year. This year’s creation by the universityteam is lighter than the one previously used and the team is expectingmuch [...]
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