Well, the Stella Lux and Stella Vie appear to be practical solar powered cars but they are extremely lightweight and highly aerodynamic.
On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV <email@example.com> wrote: > > I think I've mentioned that an Ultravan from the 60's weights about the > same as a Nissan Leaf. Putting the Leaf drive train in the Ultravan would > be a good retro mod. With a 3kw solar array it would charge in 10 hours of > sun. However it might not be the freeway runner the Leaf is at 22 feet > long and 8 feet wide although better than any RV. Some mirror replacement > and wheel well covering might be needed. Possibly a better way might be a > VW bus chopped down or even better a purpose built body to put on the VW > bus pan. Weighing in at 1500 pounds with a 2kw solar array it would charge > quickly and might even cruise at 25mph on the array alone on level ground. > I am trying to avoid building a purpose built vehicle from the ground up. > Seems a daunting task. I am currently figuring out a design to put over my > recumbent trike. 2kw battery 800 watt array. It is all very scale-able. > What I learn from the trike will help with future projects.The current > philosophy is more batteries. I think efficiency is a better way. > Lawrence Rhodes > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/ > attachments/20180102/6b40e4e2/attachment.html> > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/ > group/NEDRA) > > -- Larry Gales -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20180102/1b85095f/attachment.html> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)