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Solar Vehicles

Solar powered vehicles are basically all-electric vehicles that are powered by the sun’s energy collected with hundreds of photovoltaic (solar) cells. The energy collected must be shared between running the electric motor and recharging the high voltage battery pack. Solar vehicles are currently impractical for common everyday use. Solar race challenges, such as the American Solar Challenge and World Solar Challenge, are held to promote the fields of science and engineering and the development of renewable energy efficient technologies.