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Astrolab : (latin astro = star, labe = to take)
Takes energy from the sun, in order to move…
With 3.6 sqm of photovoltaic cells giving an exceptional yield of 21%, Astrolab innovates by presenting Astrolab, a unique concept of a “zero emission” vehicle.
Launched at the Paris Motor Show 2006, Astrolab thus did not passed unnoticed in the Los Angeles traffic (see photos and video enclosed) while it was presented in the United States in November 2007.
Capable of working with very little energy (16 kWc engine) and of recharging even when in motion, this vehicle of another era does not need to be permanently exposed to the sun in order to move. Its last-generation NiMH Venturi NIV-7 batteries – liquid cooled – in fact enable it to restitute stored energy, whether solar or from the electricity supply, making it the first electro-solar hybrid vehicle.