Three companies, Sono Motors, Aptera Motors, and Lightyear, are all developing solar electric vehicles that are set to hit the European and U.S. markets over the next few years.

While these cars have regular, lithium-based batteries that can be charged using electricity from the grid, they also contain integrated solar panels, which can provide an additional 15-45 miles of range on a sunny day.

As the technology develops, many see the potential for solar electric vehicles to gain wider adoption as EV manufacturers and consumers alike seek greater efficiency and range alongside a decreased dependence on the grid.

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Diana A. N.
Diana writes about eco-trends, green living, and sustainable technologies that help us live healthy/active lifestyles. She is also a freelance fashion blogger, and an "Instagram Influencer" (@effortlesslady) in Ottawa, ON — Canada.

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