"In six weeks, we haven't plugged it in at all," said David Norvel, the director of Sustainability & Energy Management, as he drove the car he was responsible for discovering. "We're trying to keep from doing that. We're trying to keep it so we can say that it was never plugged in since we plugged the solar on. That's our goal."
Eugene Roberts, the senior engineer, said. "It's comfortable. It's air-conditioned. It has a really nice radio. It shields from the weather. It has windshield wipers..."
The average usage of the vehicle is 15 miles per day. The rooftop solar panels have successfully maintained the vehicle charge to date! This means, no fuel, no plugging in, and no emissions. This on-campus fleet vehicle is completely carbon neutral by utilizing the sun's rays.http://www.selfpoweredelectricvehicles.com/Cars/UCFZenn/ucfzenn.html