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News EV Owner Carries Solar Panels Everywhere He Goes For On-The-Spot Charging

EV Owner Carries Solar Panels Everywhere He Goes For On-The-Spot Charging

Thanks to a little knowhow, EV owner can charge up wherever there’s sunlight


  • The owner carries 18 panels with him wherever he goes.

  • The panels are capable of charging the EV in 8-10 hours.


This is nothing short of ingenious. Consumers considering the purchase of an electric vehicle still consider range an issue but it’s nowhere near as strong a deterrent as it was only a few years ago. Some EV owners have all but completely canceled range anxiety thanks to solar panels.

That’s right. The story shared on Global Trends describes an EV owner’s solution to charging up his EV whenever needed. Below the roof-box, and on the roof of the car, the EV carries 18 solar panels that, as long as there’s sufficient sunlight, can recharge the car in roughly 8 to 10 hours and enable up to 420 km of range. This is living and driving off the grid.

EV recharging with solar panels | Photo: Global Trends

The only issue with this brilliant plan is that recharging the car must obviously be done during the day, limiting traveling options when the sun is up.

This particular owner went to Tibet for a camping expedition. The plan requires are large enough area to lay the panels on the ground so that they capture a maximum of unobstructed sunlight. The space needed for the panels and weather are the only limiting factors.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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