03 Feb '12, 12pm

The World’s Prettiest Solar Car Drives Through America: Filed under: Energy News

The World’s Prettiest Solar Car Drives Through America: Filed under: Energy News

The world’s prettiest solar car (the one from Bochum ) kicked off its U.S. leg of its journey around the world this week. The SolarWorldGT is in California today, after successfully completing the first 3,100 miles of its journey in Australia and New Zealand. Solar-Powered Sports Cars – the Future? The purely solar-powered car, called the SolarWorld Gran Turismo (or GT), is a joint effort made by American solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld and Bochum University of Applied Sciences of Germany. As a sports car it seats two, and as a solar car , it’s powered by the solar cells integrated into the roof. Kevin Kilkelly, president of Solarworld Americas (the company’s commercial unit based in California), spoke briefly to Business Wire about the future of solar cars in the industry as he sees it: “The SolarWorld GT is an ambassador for sustainable personal transportation, remin...

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