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Tesla battery energy storage deployment hit new record in Q3 2023
However, solar deployment collapsed.
24 October 2023
Tesla Gigafactory Berlin drone video shows V4 Superchargers with solar roof
The brand’s European manufacturing facility is also undergoing a lot of construction work.
17 August 2023
Say goodbye to range anxiety with this solar-powered electric scooter
Assuming the weather cooperates, the S80 Solar Scooter never needs to be plugged in.
2 July 2023
Living Vehicle HD caravan has more solar power than many houses
The HD travel trailer can go completely off-grid in complete comfort.
12 April 2023
Aftermarket / Tuning
VW ID. Buzz gets solar roof panels from ABT for extra range
Alternatively, the energy from the sun could power the onboard fridge in the camper version.
7 April 2023
Sono Motors Sion gets crash tested, proves its solar panels are safe
The polymer-based panels that cover the entire body didn’t turn into splinters.
8 February 2023
SEMA: Optima reveals Rivian overland builds capable of recharging in the wild
The custom R1S and R1T both come with Optima Power Station trailers capable of Level 2 charging.
3 November 2022
Manufacturing / Production
Sono Motors receives order for 12,600 Sion Solar EVs from FINN
The Munich-based car subscription service had already reserved 5,500 Sion EVs in 2020 and is now expanding the order.
15 September 2022
Bowlus Volterra is an electric caravan that can charge your EV
The luxury caravan ditches propane for big batteries and lots of solar power.
22 August 2022
Tesla reveals interesting solar trailer in Germany, probably won’t build it
It’s basically just a small trailer with solar panels that can be extended outward to generate plenty of electricity.
5 July 2022
Fully Charged drives the Lightyear 0 solar car for the first time
It used to be known as the Lightyear One, but the final production model is known as the Zero.
1 July 2022
Video: Lightyear 0 solar electric car first look
What's the solar-powered EV like in the flesh?
27 June 2022
Lightyear 0 production solar EV unveiled as improved Lightyear One
Lightyear has made significant styling changes inside and out and has announced the final specifications.
13 June 2022
Suzuki develops tech to recycle lithium batteries into streetlights
Japan-only for now, but it also plans to publicly share its research to fuel further development.
27 May 2022
UK: This fantastic solar-powered campervan is a glimpse into the future
Its big pop-out solar array can produce up to 4 kW of electricity on a sunny day, granting up to 124 miles / 200 km extra range.
17 May 2022
Races and Chases
Watch Aptera Motors' solar EV blow away Tesla Model 3 in drag race
The futuristic three-wheeler also comes out ahead of an Audi R8 by a very slim margin.
18 February 2022
Range / Efficiency
Lightyear One solar EV boasts remarkable high speed efficiency
Lightyear recently carried out high speed efficiency testing at 130 km/h or 80.8 mph.
1 February 2022
€30,000 Lightyear Two solar EV coming in 2025 with tiny battery
It promises to offer twice the range of a similarly-priced BEV and require five times less charging.
17 December 2021
Mercedes-Benz Sustaineer Concept is the solar delivery van of the future
It has a massive solar cell on the roof that can add thousands of miles a year in range.
28 October 2021
Fully Charged checks out the Sono solar car and loves it
This small German startup is close to doing what the established automotive don't seem interested in doing: meaningful solar charging.
4 October 2021
Solar-powered Stella Vita camper has pop-up roof, pop-out panels
It can travel up to 453 miles on a sunny day.
17 September 2021
Humble Motors unveils electric SUV with solar roof
"We're trying to build the world's first solar-powered SUVs."
29 March 2021
Fully Charged shows how quickly Tesla Powerwall reacts to a power cut
Since the home is secured from the power supply outages, it's time for experiments.
11 June 2020
Toyota tests Prius PHV with 860-w solar charging system
A few more solar panels and people may start to believe in the "self-charging hybrid" slogan
7 July 2019
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