Solar-Electric Cars Take to California’s Roads

Venturi Eclectic

Venturi of France is making much of the fact that it was the only alternative-energy vehicle maker invited to the Wired NextFest show in Los Angeles.

While on this side of the Atlantic, Venturi took its Astrolab and Eclectic solar-electric vehicles onto California roads and highways. The mayor of Los Angeles and, perhaps even more exciting, the president of Google were on hand to have a look at the futuristic vehicles.

The Astrolab concept is coated with photovoltaic cells and contains liquid-cooled batteries that recharge while the car is in motion, although it can do that with stored energy and does not need to be in full sun to move, Venturi says.

Source:  Edmunds

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