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Old 06-22-2017, 08:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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When I can buy one and register it on us roads wake me.
Exactly. Otherwise it's just something else that you can look at, but never have. Kinda like a hot stripper.

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Old 06-22-2017, 08:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Don't worry the government will protect you from your self when it comes to buying a vehicle like that.
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Don't worry the government will protect you from your self when it comes to buying a vehicle like that.
Well that's good. Because I have total faith in the government having my well being at heart.
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It was meant to win a race in the desert, being roadworthy is already a stretch. It was never meant to go in production.

A production version of that car would weigh a ton, have only 3 square meter of lower efficiency solar cells and a battery with twice the capacity but 4 times the weight.
But it should be affordable.
The solar racer isn't. You can probably buy a couple of Teslas and a sizeable solar farm for that money. But then it was never meant to be for sale.

This isn't 'What if we try to make a cheap solar car?'
But a car like this may be possible in the future if high yield solar cells, lightweight high power batteries and carbon bodies etc. become cheap(er).
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The aero and drivetrain efficiency of this car is impressive. This class of solar racer is MUCH better than the crazy doorless ones. They race this with at least two people in the car, and in previous years, they typically had three people onboard.

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