Even though for many people having and driving solar powered cars is just a fantasy for the moment, there are great minds that started to engineer some of the most amazing solar cars. In years to come, these cars will definitely turn heads on the roads as they are fabulous!
These solar powered concept cars are the proof that technology has advanced and a lot of improvements have been made.
One of the companies that conceived a wonderful solar powered car is the Swedish supercar firm named Koenigsegg, which developed a wonderful solar powered car concept called The Quant. The company has used a combination of power sources such as pyrite and solar energy. Specialists claim that the Quant will have a 300 mile range and it will take only 20 minutes to recharge completely.
Another wonderful solar concept car is the Peugeot Shoo. This car looks very futuristic and features a triangular design, as well as a solar panelled roof to power its engine. Its designs seems to be inspired by a boat, the aerodynamism of the car being due to this fact.
The Quaranta is a wonderful solar car developed by Italdesign and is one of the best solar concept cars due to its batteries which are completely powered by solar energy. Plus, in this case, solar energy is collected via panels that are positioned on the end of the vehicle or on its roof.
Mercedes-Benz tries to make its name also in the solar-powered car ring. The Formula Zero is propelled by electric motors that are placed on each of its 4 wheels. Moreover, its batteries are powered by an aero-efficient solar layer.
The Hungarian Astro Solo is also a wonderful car with an amazing design, featuring a combination of gas-electric and solar power. When the weather is fine, its solar panels on the roof are able to power the car on brief 15-25 kilometer trips. If the weather is not fine, the Astro Solo defaults to its small electric engine or foot pedalling of the three passengers, which is amazing!
The Mindset Six50 can go a long distance on only a single battery charge, being powered by its roof-mounted solar panels.
The Lotus Eco Elise is a wonderful eco-friendly car, featuring high quality and effective solar panels that can power even its iPOD/MP3 compatible stereo.
The Eve is a small, cute and amazing solar concept car that uses a coated windshield that enables it to harness solar rays, which are then transformed into energy that powers the car. Plus, this car is made from a mixture of polymers that use the friction of its wheels in order to generate electricity.
These cars look amazing and perhaps pretty soon we will have the opportunity to drive them and enjoy a wonderful experience.