- Jan 24, 2021 3:40 pm GMT
By definition, solar-powered cars only run on solar power. However, in most cases, they are powered on partially by the sun and have a complimentary battery under the hood to increase their reach. Ultimately, the term describes battery electric vehicles with solar panels on their roof to charge the battery on the go. The solar panels extend the reach of such cars by approx 7 miles per hour. Considering the average travel distance & time, such an extension does make sense.
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