Ford Will Debut 100 MPGe Solar-Powered Car At CES

Get your Race The Sun jokes ready now: Ford will show a solar-powered version of their C-Max plug-in at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. It's a C-Max you don't have to plug in at all and it should get around 100 MPGe. » 1/02/14 10:00am 1/02/14 10:00am

COTD: The Highway Of Tomorrow Is Lined With Powerdicks

One of the coolest cars revealed at the Paris Motor Show was the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. It's got 737-lb-ft. of torque all-wheel-drive goodness, but the coal-powered Merc reminds us of a looming problem with electric cars. » 9/27/12 5:00pm 9/27/12 5:00pm

Captain Piccard's Solar Powered Plane Flies, Kinda

Captain Bertrand Piccard's photovoltaic-powered plane "Solar Impulse" flew 1,148ft yesterday in Switzerland at three-foot altitudes. The 262-foot wingspan plane weighs 4,409lbs and has been under construction since 2003. The caveat? They were flying with battery-power assistance. Gallery below » 12/04/09 5:15pm 12/04/09 5:15pm

Toyota Turns Parts Center Roof Into Giant Solar Installation

Solar Prius » 9/25/08 1:20pm 9/25/08 1:20pm? That's amateur. Toyota has opted to create a 242,000 square-foot solar installation on the roof of its North American Parts Center in Ontario, California. The installation, which will be the largest single-roof installation in North America, will provide about 3.7 million kWh of juice, about 60% of the…

Solar Panels Coming Soon To An Auto Parts Store Near You

It's not often you hear about Wyoming around these parts, but a company from the Cowboy State is looking to make solar panels the next hip and useful car accessory. The company is developing solar cells a couple inches thick and as big as three feet by four feet to be mounted atop your vehicle to supply power to a… » 2/21/08 12:40pm 2/21/08 12:40pm

Austrailian Solar Bus is Mighty Green, Mighty Ugly

A bus by the name of "Tindo" has debuted in Australia, carrying with it the pretty hefty title of "world's first solar-powered electric bus." This free-ride, air-conditioned 42-passenger bus is powered by 11 zebra sodium-nickel batteries that can provide the big green bus 124 miles worth of travel on a full charge. » 12/21/07 4:00pm 12/21/07 4:00pm

No Solara Panamericana This Year: Dell-Winston Solar Challenge…

A year ago, a band of high school students set off from Austin, TX to Los Angeles, California, a trek we would replicate ourselves a few scant months later. Only we did it in an overloaded SUV pulling an overloaded trailer, rather than in a featherweight solar-powered car. And we didn't build the Dodge ourselves,… » 7/13/06 10:30pm 7/13/06 10:30pm

A Dutch Threepeat: Crafty Netherlanders Put Down Bong, Win Solar…

Holland's Nuon team, with their world-conquering Nuna 3 solar-powered car, has dominated the World Solar Challenge for the third time in a row, running 3021 kilometers in 29 hours, 11 minutes. The distance, slightly more than that covered by Snowman and Bandit during their infamous 1977 beer run, would've actually made … » 9/29/05 11:32am 9/29/05 11:32am

Solara Australiana: Sun-Powered Vehicles to Race Across Australia

As autumn descends on us in the Northern Hemisphere, things are just warming up Down Under. With the Australian spring comes sun, and with the sun comes solar car racing. Starting this weekend, the run from Darwin to Port Augusta has attracted teams from all over the world. Widely touted as the most grueling of all… » 9/22/05 2:58pm 9/22/05 2:58pm