A Solar Car By 2010?

Italian car designer Pininfarina has announced that it will release a fully-electric, partially solar-powered car in Europe in 2010.
June 9, 2009, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Previously unveiled at last years Geneva Show, the Blue Car is a fully-electric vehicle that comes equipped with solar panels on the rooftop. The vehicle is 3.65 meters long, 1.6 meters high and 1.72 meters wide, and features a 50kW electric motor that provides an acceleration of 0-60mph in around 6 seconds and a top speed of 80mph.

The solar panels on the vehicle's roof provides some power to the vehicle's systems. It comes with regenerative brakes and a Lithium Metal Polymer batteries, and has a range of 155 miles per charge. According to the manufacturer, all the materials in the construction have been sourced to be as environmentally friendly as possible."

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Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in Inhabitat
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