• Question: would it be possible to run cars solely on solar power using panels which can store light so you can still travel at night?

    Asked by William M to Will, Polly on 8 Feb 2021. This question was also asked by AlexB.
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      Polly Osborne answered on 8 Feb 2021:

      Hi William M! The solar panels themselves can’t store light. But electric vehicles contain a battery which you can charge up from the solar panels during the day, and then use that stored energy in the battery to power the car at night.