Volvo sunshade charges with solar power
A portable sunshade designed for the Volvo V60 hybrid electric-diesel car integrates photovoltaic panels for juicing on the go.
Designed for Volvo Auto Italia by Synthesis Design + Architecture, Buro Happold, and Fabric Images, the sunshade aims to let the car charge wherever it happens to find a parking spot in the sun. Called "Pure Tension," it's a portable pavilion that unfolds in a series of organic, parabolic curves embedded with photovoltaic panels for harvesting solar energy.
July 27, 2013 8:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Synthesis DNA
| Caption by: James Martin
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