Solar Transport News

Find all the top news from the world of solar-powered transport. Both private and public transportation is moving toward utilization of electrical power and solar energy. All the related info on solar-charged EVs, including cars, heavy vehicles, marine and river transport. E-mobility innovations, R&D, commercially available solutions, and more.

DSM and also Lightyear sign up with pressures to scale up incorporated solar roofings for electrical cars
Modern flexibility trendsetter Lightyear and also Royal DSM, a worldwide science-based business in Nutrition, Health as well as Sustainable Living, have actually authorized a contract to collectively scale the commercialization of Lightyear's one-of-a-kind solar-powered roofing for the electrical lorry market. With this service, both firms intend to increase the worldwide fostering of a wide series of Electric Vehicles (EVs).
May 15, 2020 // Transport, Europe, Netherlands, electric vehicles, royal dsm, Lightyear, Pascal de Sain, Martijn Lammers
A 3000km Odyssey Across Australia Powered By Only Sunlight
Has there ever before been a solar endurance rally such as this one? Not on your life. Forty 4 solar-powered autos from 20 nations went into the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC), a 3000 kilometres (1,875 miles) endurance rally throughout the red continent from Darwin to Adelaide with the center of Australia, and also less than half the autos completed.
Apr 29, 2020 // Transport, USA, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Germany, UK, Italy, China, Australia, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Netherlands, North America, Turkey, Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, Chris Selwood
Fraunhofer ISE evaluates vehicle-integrated PV in business vehicles
2 Fraunhofer institutes as well as 4 commercial gamers are interacting to create a principle that will certainly help with using vehicle-integrated solar components in electrical automobiles and also vehicles. The three-year "Lade PV" project will certainly likewise concentrate on PV parts and also producing procedures.
Apr 7, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, Transport, Germany, Europe, solar modules, Christoph Kutter
Solar automobile tarpaulin to reenergize EV batteries
French solar thin-film expert Armor has actually made a retracting automobile solar cover. It has actually released a first model on a Gazelle electrical cars and truck, yet it stated that the cover can be made use of on any kind of sort of electrical lorry.
Apr 6, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, Storage, Transport, France, Europe, thin-film PV, EV batteries, Armor, Moïra Asses
Solar energy aircraft which could be air-borne for a year finishes very first trip
The PHASA-35 has actually been created as well as introduced within 2 years as well as might find woodland fires and also be made use of for maritime monitoring.
Feb 17, 2020 // Transport, Australia, Oceania, PHASA-35, Ian Muldowney
Flixbus fleet examinations 18% CIGS panels
After announcing plans to test hydrogen fuel cell buses in November, the European coach travel route planning start-up has begun a pilot project to reduce diesel consumption by using solar panels on the vehicles of its partner companies. FlixBus says the ultra-thin, lightweight CIGS modules help save 1.7 litres of diesel per 100km.
Feb 11, 2020 // Transport, Germany, Europe, CIGS panels, Flixbus
EESL Drifts New Tender to Procure Electric Cars
In its drive to advertise a lot more & a lot more fostering of electrical automobiles (EVs) in the nation, state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has actually provided a brand-new tender for the purchase of electrical automobiles (e-cars).
Feb 11, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Transport, electric cars, India, Asia, electric vehicle, EESL
'Fuel drops from the skies': The solar transformation boiling down the roadway
Long the pursuit and dream of technology geeks and futurists, self-charging electric vehicles available for a mass market may not be too many years down the track.
Feb 10, 2020 // Transport, Toyota, Australia, Oceania, Fuel, Ned Ekins-Daukes, Ekins-Daukes
Delivery van sports solar roof in Amsterdam
A Dutch company has modified an electric delivery van to feature a solar roof for the supply of cooling and freezing equipment in its load area.
Jan 30, 2020 // Transport, Solar Roof, Europe, Netherlands
Toyota to develop ever driving solar car
Japanese Corporations Toyota Motor and Sharp collaborate with NEDO to make a brand new e-car powered by solar with no need for charging. Based on the most efficient solar panels, the developers are working to create a solar battery powerful enough to let a car drive forever.
Jan 16, 2020 // Transport, Japan, Toyota, NEDO, Asia
Volkswagen plans to reach 1.5 million e-vehicle sales by 2025
Volkswagen is planning to make 1.5m of EVs in the year 2025. 1m of e-vehicles are expected to be sold before the end of 2023, which is 2 years ahead of the previously announced plan.
Jan 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Transport, VOLKSWAGEN, electric vehicle, Volkswagen Electric Vehicle
This New Tech Could Make A Solar Toyota Prius Practical
2020 is the year we are going to see some incredible things. This new solar technology is going to change everything we know about solar charging. Here is what it could mean for the solar Prius of the future.
Jan 2, 2020 // Technology, Opinions, Transport, USA, Toyota, North America, Michigan State University, Peter Neilson, Prius
EV Charging Robots By Volkswagen Revealed
The Volkswagen group has hinted that it is searching for a charging robot for EV. These are mobile charging robots that will make electric vehicles autonomous.
Dec 30, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Transport, VOLKSWAGEN, ENERGY STORAGE, Germany, Europe, electric vehicles, mobile charging robot, robot
Light-Year One To Be Powered By Sun Power Maxeon
According to Helmond, Sunpowers’s Maxeon solar technology will provide the energy to power the light-year one.
Dec 30, 2019 // Transport, Sun Power, Maxeon, Light-Year One, Richard Swanson, Domjan Raphael
A 200 Electric Buses Tender issued
Over 200 MIDI electric Buses tender in Mumbai has been issued. While issuing the tender, BEST said that the buses will operate between Mumbai and its suburbs.
Dec 26, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Transport, India, Asia, electric vehicles, electric buses, Mumbai