On 09/27/2017 09:01 PM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote:
Maybe you can do it as a hobbyist project. I don't see it as a viable mass produced commercial product for a long time yet, if ever. It would have to be competitive with current vehicles at initial dealer-lot price, because that's all most buyers see. Also, it can't be too odd-looking. Anything based on the Stella Lux flunks that one right off.
Most here have been advocates of conversions for many years. That is despite the obvious impracticality of conversions: batteries worth $thousands that last ~10k miles or a few years. Useful ranges of 30-40 miles. VERY low reliability and high maintenance. Yet we are justifiably proud that we have led the way to the current factory cars that have few to none of those problems.
I do not see why at least mostly solar powered cars can not follow the same path. I'm willing to contribute to the demand; I am a prospective customer. I would love to be offered a car or RV BEV that could go 200 miles and add 50 miles of solar per day.
I do not care what it looks like. Form follows function. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
_______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Read EVAngel's EV News at http://evdl.org/evln/ Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)