• Check out this solar powered Volkswagen supercar!

The problem with a lot of solar powered vehicles is that they don’t look all that good. Remember two years ago when the University of Michigan won the Solar Car Challenge? That car was hideous and not something anyone would want to ride around in; even if it is better for the environment.

Well, Peter Wilkins believes his vehicle can not only be powered by the sun, but also look good while doing it. His solar powered Volkswagen supercar is an entry in the 2010 Swansea Metropolitan University Degree Show in automotive design. It has integrated photovoltaic cells that are positioned on the upper external surface of the vehicle. These cells harvest solar energy and provide power for the mid-mounted hydrogen fuel cell stack. The four wheels will each be driven by an independent electric motor.

The best part about his creation is that it looks the part of a supercar. We don’t know anything about the car’s performances, but we do know a little about the design. The supercar borrows design elements from the Volkswagen Scirocco such as the forward pitching nose, side features, and the dominant front grill.

Since the Volkswagen concept is a luxury supercar, it will only be built in a limited number of 200 units. It was designed to be able to cruise around in the year 2020.


Source: AutoMotto

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  (807) posted on 08.17.2010

This car concept isn’t really surprising, since there have been several experimental prototypes build similar to this one. Though they still need to work out the kinks on the omni wheel design.

  (216) posted on 08.16.2010

Wow! They actually have plans to build it? If so, then this one will definitely be a must have for any supercar fanatic.

  (274) posted on 08.15.2010

Hey! I saw this one, the concept was really awesome and they assure that it will be very fast.

  (238) posted on 08.14.2010

I’m guessing it would be stored for use. Most solar powered stuff is not directly powered by the sun, but stored energy over the course of sunny days.

  (868) posted on 08.14.2010

So how would you drive this thing on a cloudy day?

  (92) posted on 08.14.2010

i think it looks pretty good

  (1) posted on 08.14.2010

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