Blast from the Past

On August 31st, 1955, the first solar-powered automobile was introduced. William G, Cobb showed the “Sunmobile” at the General Motors Powerama Auto Show in Chicago, Illinois. The “Sunmobile” has 12 cells made of selenium that produce an electric current that turns a tiny motor. 61 years later, mass-productions of solar-powered cars have not been available yet. Like GM, other car corporations are also trying to master the solar-powered automobile. Toyota plans to create a solar car that will use power from cells on the vehicle and also recharge using solar panels on the roof of the owner’s house.Sunmobile_15_inch_model

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