Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor

Green Car Reports

By Stephen Edelstein,

Solar-powered cars are typically custom-built affairs that prioritize function over form.

Their shapes are usually dictated by aerodynamics and the placement of solar panels, and there’s often room for only one occupant.

But this solar-powered vehicle has a whole lot more style.

It’s a 1966 Volkswagen bus converted to electric power, and sporting a solar panel on its roof.

The creative conversion was done by Daniel Theobald–CTO of healthcare IT company Vecna Technologies–and can be seen cruising the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Theobald bought the Volkswagen in 2013, and has been using it for short trips within the city since completing the modifications, according to Boston Magazine.

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