26 Nov '13, 1pm

Via Electric Pickup Outdoes Solar Roofs With Solar Tonneau Cover

Via Electric Pickup Outdoes Solar Roofs With Solar Tonneau Cover

By Stephen Edelstein Nov 26, 2013 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Via Motors Vtrux extended-range electric pickup. Enlarge Photo Think a solar roof is the ultimate electric-car accessory? How about a solar tonneau cover? The maker of plug-in utility vehicles backed by automotive luminary Bob Lutz unveiled exactly that at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. This eco-freindly add-on takes advantage of the considerable amount of real estate available for solar cells on a full-size pickup truck. According to Via (via AutoBlogGreen ), the tonneau cover will be available in 400-watt and 800-watt versions, which could add 6 or 10 miles of range respectively, to one of Via's Vtrux extended-range electric pickups. Since the trucks also come equipped with outboard power units, the solar cover could be used to power tools at a job site. Via Motors extended-range electric ...

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