Solar-Powered Electric Bluecar from Pininfarina

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Bluecar uses electrodynamic/photovoltaic harvesting

From Spring 2009, Italian car designer Pininfarina and French battery/supercapacitor manufacturer Bolloré have begun accepting orders online for its four-passenger, five door hatchback Bluecar. The prototype shown at Geneva is a forerunner of the vehicle which will go into production in Italy at Pininfarina starting from 2010 with the first units. Production on an industrial scale will take place between 2011 and 2017, with forecast output by 2015 being about 60,000, according to the partners.
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Pininfarina Bluecar - Electric Car - 79th International Motor Show, Geneva 2009.

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Solar Powered Blue Car Hitting the Streets in 2010

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The solar panels on the vehicle’s roof provides some power to the vehicle’s systems. It comes with regenerative brakes and a Lithium Metal Polymer batteries, and has a range of 155 miles per charge. According to the manufacturer, all the materials in the construction have been sourced to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
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A full tank of clean and reliable energy
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The L.M.P. battery
This battery can store five times more energy than a traditional battery weight for weight, and can be recharged in a matter of hours. It does not require any maintenance and has a lifespan ofaround 200,000 km, providing outstanding safety throughout. Moreover, the L. M. P. battery is made out of non-polluting materials that do not pose any danger for the environment. At the end of its life, it can be retrieved and all its components recycled or reused.
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Supercapacitors boosting acceleration and retrieving power from the brakes

Supercapacitors are energy storage components developed by the BollorĂ© group. In an electric car, supercapacitors draw and store energy generated while the car is braking, feeding it back into the system when the car moves off again. The result is greater acceleration, increased range and a longer lifespan for the car’s battery.

The electric cars powered by BatScap’s L. M. P. batteries and supercapacitors have a range of over 250 km. They are fast (with a top speed of 130 km/h), fun to drive, safe, and long-lasting.

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