Daniel Theobald's DIY Solar Car Project Turns an 1966 Volkswagen Eco-Friendly

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 5, 2015
References: evobsession & sustainablog.org
Although much of the automotive industry is responsible for creating a lot of waste, there is also a lot of reuse, recycling and repurposing that can take placeā€”as proved by this DIY solar car project.

When it was announced that the Volkswagen Camper Vans would no longer be produced because they could not be updated to meet modern safety standards, it seemed like this would be the end of this iconic vehicle. However, as the CTO of healthcare IT company Vecna Technologies, Daniel Theobald is proving otherwise.

Using a 1966 Volkswagen, Theobald converted the vehicle into a solar-powered car by strapping a panel to the top. The large size of the solar panel may seem a bit awkward, but reportedly it generates so much energy for the car that it never needs to be plugged into an electric vehicle charging station.