How many solar panels are needed to run an electric car?

Ever wondered how much electricity an electric car uses and whether it’s possible to generate that energy using solar panels on your roof? Turns out it is! An electric car that travels an average number of kilometers each year requires about five or six solar panels to generate enough energy to charge it, assuming all charging is done at home. That’s about one-third of the panels in today’s average-sized solar setups. See the graphic below for more details.

Not only can solar panels power your home, they can power your car too! All with renewable energy from the sun.

With several electric car models available in Australia now, and several more coming in the next couple of years, an era of more environmentally-friendly motoring has begun.

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