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.
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.