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The Khan
10-18-2008, 01:14 AM
http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/1008...wered-car.html



The mini car produced by Zhejiang's 001 Group was designed to target the increasingly serious energy crisis. The group has so far produced over 10 such cars and each of them will sell for 38,000 yuan (US$5,560).
Sheng Gangxiang, an engineer at the Zhejiang 001 Group, told reporters that the vehicles have solar panels on their roofs that turn the sun's rays into energy to get them going. The car can absorb 95 percent of the solar energy it takes in, however, it can only transform 14 to 17 percent of that into electricity, roughly the same as solar cars manufactured elsewhere.
The solar-driven car can travel 150 kilometers after 30 hours of solar charging. But an only one-hour charge will get the car going for only five kilometers.
At present, solar energy is mostly used in water heaters in China.
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Trumble
10-18-2008, 11:48 AM
Not a lot of good for the UK, though. It would take a month to get enough charge to drive a couple of miles to the shops and back!
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The Khan
10-18-2008, 10:43 PM
Lol, really?

For me it would be perfect for going to college. Wish they would sell them here. And, of course, I'm against the burning of fossil fuels. ^^
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north_malaysian
10-18-2008, 11:30 PM
Can we charge the car while driving? Those in the Arabia can charge their cars with no problems then...
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