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Antro Unveils a Solar Car That Splits into Two Vehicles!

by , 02/26/10
filed under: Green Transportation

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Although it’s not particularly known for its autos, Hungary is taking a stab at the electric vehicle market with a futuristic new solar-electric car. Founded by auto enthusiasts and backed by local investors, the Hungarian company Antro, is working on a prototype for a modular car that is capable of splitting into two separate vehicles. With solar panels on the roof, the three passenger Antro Solo can run up to 20 km per day on solar energy alone.

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The most exciting part about Antro‘s new solar vehicle is that the company plans to make it modular, meaning you could hook two up together to create a six passenger car — the Antro Duos. Conversely, you would be able to split one car apart to form two smaller vehicles. It’s not totally clear how this would work from the renders, but in theory it seems pretty practical. One car per family, so a couple could split up and go separate ways if they needed to.

The Antro Solo has some sweet pivoting doors, a center driver’s seat, a super sleek design, a hybrid drive and a roof laden with solar panels. A full charge from the photovoltaics would get you 20 km a day running at city speeds. So far 1.5 million euros have been invested into the research, development and prototype.

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Via Wired

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2 Comments

  1. angellaben April 16, 2013 at 11:07 am

    love it! headed home to turks and caicos..will keep you in mind.. thnx!

  2. Helman700 February 26, 2010 at 11:54 am

    It’s probably just a tow-bar between the two vehicles with some sort of electronics connection to hopefully take advantage of both (or all) of the electric motors rather than having on car use all its muscle to pull the other. This actually wouldn’t be a bad idea for smart cars or other two seaters out there already. Then a family of 4 could still have the option of being greener when there’s only 1 or two people who need to go somewhere – and the kids can be put in a whole separate vehicle so you never hear “are we there yet.” You’d obviously have to disengage the controls in the second car though or Johnny may kill us all!

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