July 3, 2019
If, like me, you spend most of your waking hours in a panic over climate change, here’s a piece of good news: A Dutch company has just unveiled the prototype of a sleek, driver-friendly car that can be charged directly by the sun, which it intends to bring to the consumer market.
While the battery can be recharged in the same way as a regular electric car, the vehicle is covered with 16 square feet of solar cells, embedded in safety glass, so it can be fully charged by sunlight alone.
It ain’t cheap (current price is about $136,000), but the company reports that it has already sold over a hundred vehicles, even though production won’t start for another couple of years, and is taking reservations for another 500 vehicles.
It’s a start.
Which doesn’t mean I’m going to stop panicking any time soon.