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Re: Aptera is Back

Boffingham wrote:Has anyone tried to put solar panels on the i-miev roof? Not sure if it would be doable or practical. Thoughts?
Ten years ago we had quite a thread on this. Try to imagine this contraption on an i-MiEV and then consider the aero drag: :mrgreen:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=533&start=40#p3435
I guess we could bond flexible panels directly onto our (relatively small) roof, but...
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Re: Aptera is Back

Boffingham wrote:Has anyone tried to put solar panels on the i-miev roof? Not sure if it would be doable or practical. Thoughts?
Doable, but not all that effective for extending range. It works on Aptera because they have more space for solar, plus the car itself is 2.5 times more efficient than the I-MiEV. The amount of solar on Aptera would add about 16 miles of range to the I-MiEV compared to 40 miles.
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