Solar charged-driving from Christof Demont-Heinrich I put together a PowerPoint on solar-charged driving to present at my Unitarian Universalist Church on April 15, 2018. Enjoy :-)...
I was looking through Twitter under the hash tag #DrivingOnSunshine when I came across this (above) very cool video about a European trip the Sono Sion, an electric car that can charge itself with solar panels, posted by Thomas J. Thias, an electric vehicle + solar advocate I follow on Twitter. Check it out!
So, I am working toward hopefully getting solar up in the cohousing community that I moved into just six months ago, Highline Crossing Cohousing. If I succeed (cross your fingers!) it would be the second place I would have brought solar to, with the first being my old house at 4000 S. Atchison Way, Aurora, Colo. where I had a 5.5 kW solar system installed, and which ultimately produced more electricity than I/we ever used, even with an electric car (a 2014 Nissan LEAF). GoogleMap the address in the previous sentence, and you will see the solar system on the roof of that house, which divorce forced me to sell in November 2015.
You actually don't need that many solar panels on your home, garage etc. to produce enough electricity to fuel your electric car 100 percent with solar.
There's a new option for those seeking to solar-charge their electric cars: You can order a solar canopy online. Renewz, a solar-technology startup company, recently made its iSun solar canopy the "Oasis," available for online order.