Solar Transport News

Indonesia develops local e-vehicle sector
A presidential decree has created a number of incentive programs for EV production with local component requirements rising over the years.
Dec 5, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Policy, Transport, Asia, Indonesia, e-vehicle sector
Student-made solar car approached Guinness World Record speed. They are still working to take the title
Cal Poly team members kept their eyes on El Mirage Lake’s horizon, waiting in anticipation. Just then, the futuristic vehicle they knew all too well emerged from a mirage and sped across the desert.
Dec 4, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Japan, Asia, Cal Poly, Ashiya University, PROVE, Guinness, Kristin Kraybill, Aaron Li, Lacey Davis
World’s Second-Largest Ferry Operator Switching From Diesel to Batteries
Washington State Ferries consumes as much fuel as a midsized airline.
Dec 2, 2019 // Storage, Transport, USA, ABB, Washington, UK, Europe, North America, Ian Sterling, Washington State Ferries
Fisker is launching a new electric SUV
Fisker Inc., an American EV manufacturer, opens a wait list for the forthcoming electric sport utility. Fisker Ocean will boast a solar roof and driving distance on a full charge up to 300 mi.
Nov 28, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Transport, USA, TESLA, North America, Fisker
7 Companies That Are Leading the Way for Solar-Powered Cars
The naysayers aren't stopping big automakers and startups from developing the technology. There are some ideas where the payoff for success would be so huge that you just have to try.
Nov 27, 2019 // Transport, Japan, Toyota, NEDO, TESLA, Germany, Sono Motors, Hyundai, Elon Musk, Europe, Asia, Korea, Squad Mobility, Robert Hoevers, Light Year, Stella Ersa, Sion, New Energy, Koji Makino
Hyundai-made vehicle with solar rooftop charging
Hyundai Motor has created the world’s first vehicle equipped with solar roof-mount charging. The innovative solution is claimed to provide extra electrical power, maximize fuel efficiency and driving distance.
Nov 26, 2019 // Transport, Asia, Korea, North America, Hyundai Motor, New Sonata Hybrid
Tesla’s Cybertruck will have a solar charging option, says Musk
Tesla revealed its Cybertruck pickup last night, a SciFi-tastic wedge built from the same steel alloy that SpaceX is using for its Starship spaceship.
Nov 23, 2019 // Transport, TESLA, Elon Musk, Cybertruck
Flixbus plans hydrogen buses on long-distance routes
Parent company FlixMobility plans to test hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe.
Nov 12, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Transport, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, BYD, FlixMobility, hydrogen fuel cell buses, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, André Schwämmlein, Yutong, Claus Möhlenkamp
Dutch startup Lightyear sets new benchmark in automobile aerodynamics with its solar-powered car
Many of the technologies we come across everyday seem to be either perfect or nearing perfection. However, there is always scope for improvement and this is what the Dutch startup Lightyear follows. The company manufactures a car that comes equipped with a solar panel that helps generate electricity and improve the vehicle’s range. While the solar panel itself is not a new innovation, the company has announced of notably improving the aerodynamics of its car.
Nov 1, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Europe, Lightyear, startup
South Sinai Governor opens solar energy station
South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda, Chairman of the Canal Company for Electricity Distribution Mohammed al-Sayed, and the French Electricity Company Schneider Electric cooperatively opened on Sunday a solar energy station in Abou Gharaged village of the city of Abou Redis in South Sinai. The station will provide all-day electricity to the village’s residents.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Transport, Jinko Solar, Schneider Electric, Sinai, Khaled Fouda, INTRO Solar, Sherif Abdel Fattah
Eindhoven team's family car wins World Solar Challenge
The Solar Team of the Eindhoven University of Technology won the World Solar Challenge in Australia in the cruiser category. This is the fourth year in a row that the Eindhoven team won gold in this category for family solar-powered cars, the university announced on Twitter.
Oct 21, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Australia, World Solar Challenge, Oceania, Eindhoven University of Technology, Twitter, Stella Era, Carijn Mulder
Tesla gigafactory orders see LG Chem supplant BYD as third biggest global battery supplier
The Chinese e-mobility company has been hammered since Beijing’s abrupt reduction of electric vehicle subsidies in the summer. Korean outfit LG Chem’s shipment volumes have gone in the opposite direction.
Oct 20, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, storage, LG CHEM, TESLA, China, Asia, BYD, CATL
Leading car in World Solar Challenge bursts into flames
NunaX car of Dutch team catches fire 250km before finish of 3,000km Darwin to Adelaide race
Oct 17, 2019 // Transport, World Solar Challenge, Vattenfall, Adelaide, NunaX
Solar powered weeding tractor uses manual labour
You might not have realised this, but there’s a group of hackers out there without whom you wouldn’t be able to put food on the table. They hack under the blazing sun and pouring rain, and have been doing it for thousands of years. Known more commonly as farmers, their creative problem solving skills with whatever is lying around can be absolutely jaw dropping. [Andrew Mans] is one such individual. He built a solar powered weeding tractor that uses human labour to do the actual weeding.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Agriculture, solar electric motor, tractor, weeding, Andrew Mans
Strong winds flip cars competing in the World Solar Challenge
A solar car competing in the World Solar Challenge has rolled over on the Stuart Highway, just north of Coober Pedy in South Australia.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Australia, World Solar Challenge, Oceania, Chris Selwood