“The very idea of having your EV charge directly from sunshine is so appealing. Now a Chinese company, Hanergy Holding Group, is aiming to produce a suite of vehicles that will do precisely that.
Hanergy is a multinational clean energy company as well as the world’s leading thin-film solar power company. On July 2nd they introduced a quartet of thin-film solar cell powered EVs in Beijing that will travel 80kms on 5 hours of sunshine.
They will also have a charge point for standard charging and the company claims the vehicles will have a fully charged range of 350kms per charge.
Hanergy’s light weight, flexible gallium arsenide (GaAs) dual-junction thin-film cells have a conversion rate of 31.6% efficiency and were recognised earlier this year by US based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as having the highest conversion rate.
Imagine – a vehicle that charges as you drive – from the sun and for free! Read more here.”
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