Solar Panel Maker Hanergy Drives Into the World of Solar Cars

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Toyota and Hyundai aren’t the only ones exploring the viability of solar powered vehicles. According to India Times, the solar panel company, Hanergy, is also looking at opportunities in the space, with the development of its own solar-powered vehicle.

  • The renewable energy company, Hanergy, is producing a solar-powered vehicle with Jiangsu Joylong Automobile.
  • Hanergy and Jiangsu Joylong Automobile is currently testing its solar-powered car.
  • The Jiangsu Joylong Automobile and Hanergy project is one of the latest in a number of partnerships testing the viability of mass producing solar-powered vehicles.

Solar panels could potentially become a more widely-used technology to curb the dependency on fossil fuel. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hanergy is joining a number of companies exploring new opportunities in the world of solar-powered vehicles.

Building on the growing interest in solar power, the Chinese-based renewable energy company has partnered with the Chinese car company, Jiangsu Joylong Automobile to develop its own solar-powered car.

The groundbreaking project is currently undergoing testing to assess the efficiency of its solar panels and possible driving range. Currently, the vehicle is capable of harnessing enough solar energy tor run roughly 12.5 miles on a single charge, for 20 consecutive days.

Hanergy and Jiangsu Joylong Automobile have forgone the idea of an elaborate design for their first solar-powered vehicle, instead opting for simple four-wheel car that could potentially be sold as a mass produce solar car in the Chinese market.

News of the Hanergy and Jiangsu Joylong Automobile is the latest in growing number of partnerships seeking to explore the viability of mass producing solar-powered vehicles. Major carmakers like Toyota and Hyundai have also been making significant investments in the space as well.


Efforts like the Hanergy and Jiangsu Joylong Automobile partnership could be hugely instrumental in furthering the development of solar-powered vehicle technology, enhancing its viability as another potential solution to curbing our dependence on natural gas.

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