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Where can I buy solar pannels for my electric/hybrid car?

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Posted by sts3234 on August 7, 2006, 11:17 am
Where can I buy solar pannels for my electric/hybrid car?


Where can I buy some sollar pannels to put on the roof or on the hood
of a car?

The car I have right now, is a total junk. It's a gas and it's totally
sluggish, plus it's old so it smells like shit.

I'm seriously thinking about buying an electric vehicle or a used
hybrid so I can save up on some money. I'm totally broke and I'm
unemployed most of the time. But I have ten or so grand I can spend
from credit if I can put it into something as a callateral that I can
show to the bank, which an electric or hybrid hevicle is perfect
because it barely depreciated or at least depreciates a lot less that
ICE cars. Plus me being broke doesn't help at all with the gass prices,
I can berely afford to drive at all with a car, but I can have an
electric vehicle as long as it has some extra solar pannels and some
extra batteries, which is ok for me in terms of finances because they
will be covered by the low interest loan, easy money.

I'm so f*&#$ng broke it's not even funny. I'll take any way it takes to
save money. With solar pannels, I'm saving like 10% on gas
automatically, plus it's free because the bank covers it, as long as a
keep up a good credit. I don't care if it's sticking out or anything,
as long as it's huge and big and get's me the juice. I'm desperate, I
need to get from point A to point B.


Posted by Rob Horton on August 7, 2006, 11:27 am
sts3234@yahoo.com wrote:

How about one of these
It'll work at night (when the sun isn't shining) as well. It's a lot
cheaper than an electric car.

Google earth lists a number of Point A's and Point B's. Which ones do
you want to travel between? Maybe someone could give you a lift.

Posted by David L. Jones on August 9, 2006, 7:54 am
 sts3234@yahoo.com wrote:

Hybrid cars like the Prius aren't really any more fuel efficient than
those ultra-compact small cars. i.e. the same L/100km (Gal/Mile for you
US folk I guess?). Some compact cars actually use less fuel in fact.

Solar cells won't really work on an electric car, the small surface
area of the roof means that the relatively small amount of energy
collected isn't really going to help much. Unless you sit idol for a
week at a time in full sun and only do very small runs every now and
then. Big solar cells are also very expensive.
Much better and cheaper to plug into you power point at home (or at
work ;-)).
If you want to go "green" then convert to "Green Power" on your home
electricty account.

If you *really* want to save running costs then get an electric or
motor scooter.

How is anything "free" on credit???

Dave :)

Posted by dold on August 9, 2006, 10:08 pm
"Those" ultra-compact cars?  Which would those be?  I don't see anything in
the US EPA guide for 2006 that exceeds the city or highway mileage of the
Prius, except the Honda Insight.  Some diesels are ranked pretty high in
the manual transmission categories, because there is no manual transmission
in the Prius.

I saw an article recently that claimed some amount of increased fuel
efficiency by adding solar panels to the roof of a Prius.  It seemed within
the margin of error to me, but it was there ;-)

I look forward to a plug in hybrid.  That would run gasoline free on most
days of the week, and not have the range limitations of a pure electric.

Charging the plug-in hybrid from my solar system.

A friend had a "Yama Hopper", a little Yamaha-moped, that he thought was
outstanding at the time, getting over 40mpg.  Then the diesel Rabbit came
out, he bought one of those, and got the same MPG.

A credit card with 0% interest for 18 months is about as close as it gets

Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA  GPS: 38.8,-122.5

Posted by David L. Jones on August 10, 2006, 12:58 am
dold@XReXXWhere.usenet.us.com wrote:

Sorry, I'm not a car buff so don't know names and models etc off hand.
But I've seen comparisons (in Australian magazines and papers etc)
which show those tiny little 1.3L and 1.1L cars (Daihatsui Charade
maybe?) can get better mileage figures than the Prius.

Granted, the Prius is a much bigger car (medium size I'd say), and Auto
too, but it does not have "outstanding" millage figures. 4.4L/100km for
the new Australian model, which is great, but not really low enough to
make you race out and pay an extra $5000 or whatever to get one if
fuel saving is your only criteria. That extra $5000 buys you a lot of
petrol. The other small cars can get 5L/100km and under too. Finacially
speaking I think you'd be hard pressed to break even on the Prius.

I'm sure there is some small benefit. Would be kinda cool in any case!

That would be nice.

You can get "green" home power plans that use 100% solar, no need for
solar cells on your own house. At least in Australia anyway.

10%+ here is Australia!

Dave :)

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