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12/13/2017 5:34:14 AM

Koenigsegg's Solar Car - Swedish Solar Car Runs on Fool's Gold

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Swedish supercar builder Koenigsegg brought a model of its solar-electric Quant concept car to the Geneva Motor Show and said the production model would have a range of 300 miles and a recharge time of less than 20 minutes

  

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Pyrite (also known as fool's gold) has tremendous photovoltaic properties that are only recently being developed into commercially viable solar technology. A leader in pyrite research, NLV Solar is a Swedish company that has partnered with Koenigsegg on the Quant. NLV says their Pyradian solar cells will be highly efficient, with a peak photovoltaic conversion ratio of 50 percent, which bests the current world record by 8.9 percent. Pyradian cells can also be applied to any surface as a thin film, turning the already aerodynamic Quant into a massive moving solar panel

 

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Koenigsegg isn't the first manufacturer to make an electric sports car, but it is one of the first who shoved some solar panels onto it. I used to love the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition, but this solar power is absolutely cooler ;). So far the price hasnt announced yet

 

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