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A sustainable house on wheels: a solar-powered motorhome

Students from the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands have created a solar-powered motorhome. Expansive solar panels on the roof and on lateral wings allow the vehicle to travel up to 740 km (460 miles) on a sunny day. The battery can also power a fridge, coffee maker and laptop in the two-person cabin. The car is designed to charge it on the electrical grid as well, when there is no sun. Cruising comfortably down the highway at 120 kilometres an hour, the group of students took a month-long 3.000 km journey from the Netherlands to southern Spain to highlight more sustainable modes of transport. Click on the image below to read more and see a videos of other sun-powered vehicles - buses, train and boat - already in use.


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