Just press a button, this solar-powered car jacket will slowly rise from under the trunk of the vehicle and extend to the front of the car. The side is made of red cloth, and the middle part is a whole strip of flexible solar panels, which can save light. It is converted into electrical energy and stored in the battery pack of the vehicle. Although the charging speed and efficiency of this car suit cannot be compared with ordinary charging piles, the function of temporary emergency rescue and environmental protection are obvious.
GazelleTech is a French high-tech research and development start-up company, especially dedicated to the research of lightweight body materials. Its founder was once a member of the Renault F1 team's material engineering expert advisory group.
According to data calculations, this solar car jacket can provide a cruising range of about 12.8 kilometers per hour. According to the analysis by GazelleTech related personnel, this solar-powered automatic retractable rechargeable car jacket can be folded at least 50,000 times until it loses the activity of absorbing solar energy. Compared with other solar panels on the market, the weight of the car jacket is only one-thirtieth of the weight of competing products.
GazelleTech’s solar car jacket has attracted the attention of Dutch solar car manufacturer Lightyear, who has always made body weight reduction an important commercial goal. Recently, the company has just launched an electric vehicle "LightyearOne" with solar photovoltaic panels, equipped with a 60kWh power lithium-ion battery pack, and a maximum cruising range of 724 kilometers. Through the solar panels on the front hatch and roof, after no less than 18 hours of sunshine, it can add about 225 kilometers of cruising range.
Lightyear hopes that the solar cars it processes can carry 1,000 solar panels and provide a cruising range of at least 32 kilometers per day. It is expected that the first mass-produced car will be launched in 2021, priced at US$165,000 (approximately RMB 1.17 million).