The ultimate EV would be a vehicle that never needs to stop driving to charge. A car such as this would be able to pull power from the road or perhaps the sun. Sono Motors is showing off a car that has solar panels integrated into its bodywork.
The idea is that these solar panels can charge the battery powering the car while you drive. Images show solar panels on the roof, hood, and sides of the car as well as the trunk. Essentially anywhere a solar panel could be fitted, there is one. Sono says that the Sion has a range of 250km and supports rapid charging.
Sono Motors says that the body solar panels can pull enough energy from the sun to drive for 30km per day under optimum conditions. The cells are covered with polycarbonate that is scratch and shatterproof. The car even has what appears to be moss inside to filter the air you breathe. You can preorder for 500 euro and the car will cost 16000 euro plus another 4000 euro for the battery. Deliveries are expected to start next year.
via Sono MotorsFiled Under: Auto News