How To Repurpose A Volkswagen Bus Into A Solar-Powered Vehicle

  • Published on August 4th, 2015

While cars may pose environmental challenges in terms of the fuels they consume, the emissions they produce, the other chemicals they need to run, and the infrastructure they require, they do have one thing going for them: most of the materials that go into them can be reused or recycled.  A recycler can take the car apart and sell materials separately, or keep it intact and repurpose it. Zach Shahan has found an example of the latter that involved converting a ’66 Volkswagen Bus into a completely solar-powered vehicle.

I’ll let Zach tell the story; his post from EVObsession is below. Know of similar vehicle repurposing efforts? Share them with us in the comments…

Solar-Powered 1966 Volkswagen Bus

Solar-powered cars are all over the place theses days… but I’m talking about indirectly solar-powered cars, or, at the least, electric cars that use solar-powered EV chargers. Directly solar-powered are basically limited to very specialized car races (+ this Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept). But that’s not to say there aren’t some out there. The CTO…

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