21 Jan '16, 4pm

The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

Stephen Edelstein 735 views Jan 21, 2016 Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars. But the idea of a solar-powered electric car is far from new. DON'T MISS: Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor (Aug 2015) It dates back to 1960, in fact, and the first car to be converted to run on solar power was already an anachronism then. That's because the vehicle in question was a 1912 Baker electric car, modified with a roof-mounted solar panel by Dr. Charles Alexander Escoffery. The Baker was one of a handful of electric cars that actually became quite popular at the turn of the 20th century, before gasoline cars came to dominate the market. 1912 Baker electric car converted to solar power (P...

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cleantechnica.com 20 Jan '16, 12pm

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gas2.org 21 Jan '16, 2pm

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ecowatch.com 22 Jan '16, 2am

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Obama Visits Detroit Auto Show, Checks Out Chev...

greencarreports.com 21 Jan '16, 12pm

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The Fight for a #Solar-Powered Future:

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earthjustice.org 21 Jan '16, 1am

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greencarreports.com 18 Jan '16, 4pm

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greencarreports.com 27 Jan '16, 3pm

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greenbuildingadvisor.com 22 Jan '16, 12pm

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greenbiz.com 20 Jan '16, 9am

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greencarreports.com 21 Jan '16, 4pm

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Elon Musk says Apple's electric car is an 'open secret' in wide-ranging BBC interview

Elon Musk says Apple's electric car is an 'open...

treehugger.com 19 Jan '16, 9pm

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electriccarsreport.com 20 Jan '16, 7pm

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gas2.org 23 Jan '16, 2pm

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Morgan to Build Electric Cars Starting in 2019

Morgan to Build Electric Cars Starting in 2019

electriccarsreport.com 21 Jan '16, 8am

Morgan has received £6m (nearly $8.5 million) in funding to start building hybrid and electric cars from 2019. The money, ...