The idea of never going back to the gas station again thrills me. By simply plugging in we will have a fully charged battery just a few hours later; this is great!
However the solar energy driven EV:s develop every year in the races through the sun dryed australian landscape. They look a bit funny, but they move fast.
As I see it, the potential of solar panels on EV:s is great. In the future, maybe you don't even need to plug in to fill your battery with fresh power. That must be the ultimate car! No emissions, no fuelcost and very limited maintenance.
I have read somewhere that the Model S will have a solar panel optional. Is this for running the AC only or can it be used for charging as well? I suppose that the panel will be intergrated somehow in the roof but, wouldn't it be possible to ad another one on the front and rear hood too?
Mr Musk is also involved in SolarCity, whith provides solar panels in California, so I guess that the thougt must have crossed his mind.
Thank U for great cars and website!