Answered: Why No Solar Powered UTVs?

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Old 02-04-2019, 12:36 AM
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Now that full electric motor packages are a legit off-roading option, one reader asks why we're not seeing solar panels used to extend vehicle range. Here's why:

https://atvconnection.com/articles/a...e-sun-do-more/
 
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:04 PM
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In the summer when I do most of my riding I park in the shade whenever I can to keep the seat from getting hot. A solar panel wouldn't do me any good.
 
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Bad Boy buggie already tried electric machines with little sucess...very little!
 
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Bad Boy buggie already tried electric machines with little sucess...very little!
 
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Not to mention, mud doesn't transmit sunlight too well.
 
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It would be painfully slow and underpowered. Range would be extremely limited too. Just not a viable option.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by AdrenalineRush View Post
Not to mention, mud doesn't transmit sunlight too well.
Check out the last picture on this page. The only clean place to put a solar panel is on the seat. The sun doesn't shine out of my butt, and probably not his either.

https://www.mikekowis.com/torcs-race-012719/
 
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