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Old 05-07-2014, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would you like the 'garage option' with your new EV?

BMW DesignworksUSA showcased their i3 and i8 with a solar carport concept.

BMW's Solar Carport and Charger Concept is a Smart Match for New i3 and i8 - Carscoops

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I want the "solar panel" windows & windshield version built INTO the car.
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It doesnt look like it has a fire suppression system.
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The flat angle of the solar panels is not optimal unless you live in Ecuador. They would do better on the roof of a house.

The car port is not the optimal structure to park a vehicle, since it doesn't prevent frost, condensation, or vandalism.

If there were absolutely no other means for parking a car and generating solar energy, then I would consider something like this.

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