Here's why solar-powered automobiles aren't still a thing
Electric vehicles are all the rage these days with being touted as the future of automative industry. However, there are some shortcomings of the technology that are standing in the way of widespread adaptation.
One of those obstacles is the hassle of charging. For many individuals, the length of time it takes to charge electric automobiles and the lack of access to plug-in charging are major issues. Plug-in charging can be difficult for those who live in cities, for example. Because of these barriers, choosing an EV with sufficient range for your daily needs, as well as having a charging schedule, is now a must.
This video by the YouTube channel Undecided with Matt Farrell explores the possibility of solar-powered cars, which could potentially help with this problem. According to Matt Farrell, some companies have a solar powered car available for pre-order today; however, do they actually supply enough electricity to meet the bill, and at a price that isn't too expensive? If you want to learn more, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy.
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