Tag: Photovoltaic

Apr 25, 2023 - 11:42 am

Hyundai is headed to the moon

Hyundai has started the development of a lunar rover together with partners from the aerospace industry. The solar-powered and autonomous vehicle is expected to weigh about 70 kilograms.

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Feb 24, 2023 - 04:57 pm

Sono Motors has dropped the Sion

The Munich-based start-up Sono has decided to discontinue the Sion programme and not to pursue its own solar car project any further – the Sion is thus history before the first series production example. Instead, they will concentrate on the solar business for B2B customers.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 01:27 pm

Lightyear suspends production of the Lightyear 0

The Dutch solar car start-up Lightyear has stopped production of its first model Lightyear 0 and now wants to focus its resources entirely on the second model Lightyear 2. However, there is more behind this step than strategic reorientation.

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Nov 21, 2022 - 04:04 pm

Sono to source more components from Continental

The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has expanded its cooperation with Continental. The vehicles for the current series validation of the Sion are to use further components from the supplier from Hanover, also surrounding the vehicle’s battery.

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Sep 6, 2022 - 11:50 am

Solar EV startup Lightyear raises €81 million in funding

Lightyear has raised €81Mn in funding to secure the production of the first series model, Lightyear 0. The Dutch start-up also hopes to push ahead with developing its second solar car, the Lightyear 2. The new EV will target the mass market at a price of €30,000 once production begins in 2024 or 2025.

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Jul 28, 2022 - 11:53 am

E-bike rider modifies bike with solar trailer

This DIY e-bike with solar trailer delivers 1,500 Watt and doubles as family car. The e-bike fan used the cargo e-bike ‘Rad Power Bikes RadWagon 4’ and upgraded the drive and tech. The finishing touch was the 50W solar panel on top of the cargo hold.

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Jul 25, 2022 - 07:40 pm

Sono Motors presents the final series design of the Sion

The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has presented the series design of its Sion solar electric car. This only concerns the design of the body and the interior – nothing has changed in the specifications for the technology. Production is scheduled to start in the second half of 2023.

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Jul 13, 2022 - 11:33 am

A real solar car developed in China

In China, 42 companies and three universities have developed an electric car that runs exclusively on solar energy. The small electric car has 8.1 square metres of solar panels that can generate up to 7.6 kWh of electricity on a sunny day. A range of 74.8 kilometres was reportedly tested.

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Dec 16, 2021 - 01:32 pm

Lightyear Two to launch for less than €30,000

The solar car start-up Lightyear has revealed further data on its already announced second model. The new model, with which Lightyear is targeting the mass market and whose production is to begin in 2024 or 2025, will be called Lightyear Two and is to be offered from as little as 30,000 euros.

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Oct 14, 2021 - 02:23 pm

Malta increases electric vehicle grants

Malta has increased the EV grants for the purchase of electric vehicles increased to 12,000 euros for 2022. A total of 1,200 new charging points are also to be installed over the next three years.

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Apr 6, 2020 - 01:46 pm

Photovoltaic research project on electric utility vehicles

In the ‘Lade PV’ charging project, four industrial companies and two Fraunhofer Institutes aim to demonstrate the marketability of photovoltaic applications in freight transport. They also want to convert an electric truck into a demonstration vehicle.

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25.04.2023 11:51