speedkills previously posted:
"Would solar charging ever be realistic? Even if tomorrow someone came out with 100% efficient solar cells, that's what, 4x what you can get today? Doesn't seem like enough to me. Or are you thinking some origami type thing that folds out to a much larger area than the actual roof?"
I don't really know enough about the tech to answer that, but I'd like to be able to drive a couple of hundred miles on a charge, and if I parked at a campsite or trailhead or anywhere really for the day I'd like to add some charge, maybe 20-30 miles. That's just what I'd like, I don't know how realistic it is. I'd guess that as the vehicles evolve over the next few years range and solar charging will improve. If there is a big leap in battery tech and vehicles can store 400 or more miles on a charge then solar wouldn't be so important. It's interesting to see it happen.