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Electric Cars and Photovoltaic Solar Cells

Discussion in 'Technical' started by mherzfeld, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. mherzfeld

    mherzfeld Member

    May 24, 2007
  2. photovoltaik

    photovoltaik New Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Almost every solar-powered car we've seen has been incredibly goofy-looking, but we'd bet we could learn to overlook external appearances if we had a sunshine whip to call our own -- especially if we had to build it ourselves as well. That's the promise behind Art Haines' SUNN solar car kit, which'll let you build your very own DOT-approved electric car using only standard hand tools. Completed, the car can hit 35MPH and has a range of 20 miles before the batteries give out and you've got to take a little solar siesta (or find a plug outlet.) Five of the kits have already been sold, including a new pickup-style version, but you'll need time and some extra cash on hand before you go electro-cruising: the kit itself costs $4,500, not including batteries or solar panels. Video of the original project after the break.[​IMG]

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