How to turn your solar panels into a solar car – with help from Simpa
Solar power, a renewable source of power, is increasingly seen as a viable way of powering cars and other vehicles.
Now, a new UK company is bringing a new, low-cost option to the market.
The Solarcar company has announced a solar power car, with the help of a few key technologies.
The company, Simpa, says it has developed a new type of electric car that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 10 minutes.
That is faster than a Prius.
The team behind the car, which was unveiled today at the Solar Energy Conference in London, said it has been developing the car in-house for six months, with assistance from Tesla Motors.
Its chief engineer, Matt Jones, said the car is about five percent lighter than a typical car, and the energy it produces can be stored for a day or longer in the battery.
“Our team is really passionate about cars, and it’s really important to us that we’re able to build the best vehicle on the market,” Jones said.
The car is capable of reaching 60 miles-per-hour in just five minutes, thanks to the Solarcar’s battery.
The company has also developed a smart, self-parking system, allowing the car to automatically switch to its active mode if the driver is not in it.
“The car doesn’t stop, it’s just there when you need it,” Jones added.
The car is designed to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 15 seconds.
“It’s not about speed, it is about being smart,” Jones explained.
“You want to drive at least 10 minutes a day, you want to go more than three times a week, and you want the car’s battery to last more than a year.”
Simpa says it can produce up to 6,000 watts of energy from a solar panel at a cost of less than $20.
The battery lasts for three years.
Simpa’s car, called Solarcar, has already driven for some time in the UK, and will debut at the upcoming Solar Energy Expo in Barcelona in early 2018.
The solar power vehicle is based on a design that was used by Tesla to develop the Tesla Model X, a fully electric sports car that is expected to go on sale later this year.