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The next car could be a solar car

Solar energy is already being used for air and sea transport. Now the solar cars are coming.

For example, the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Solar has a solar roof. The Japanese can use it to tap into the sun's energy. In addition, this vehicle is also charged with electricity from the socket. So far, plug-in hybrid cars have been more expensive, had a small boot and weighed heavily, including the Toyota.

A new improved solar panel (HIT ™ photovoltaic module), for example, has been developed by Panasonic to supply electric vehicles with auxiliary power. In addition to the 12 V battery, the Prius then contains a 180 W solar module.

Also interesting is the Sion from Sono Motors. The start-up company from Munich reported in June that more than 7,953 vehicles had already been reserved. A test drive is currently underway in seven European countries. The Sion is a series solar car, which can also be charged like a normal electric car by cable with electricity. However, it is affordable in price and the boot holds 650 liters.

Raw materials such as lithium and cobalt are important building blocks for the batteries in electric cars. Although other new technologies are being researched, the classic lithium-ion battery will certainly continue to play the leading role for a long time to come.

Cobalt companies such as First Cobalt or M2 Cobalt possess the valuable raw material in their projects, which are also not located in the problematic cobalt country of Congo.

First Cobalt - - owns three cobalt projects in North America, as well as a cobalt refinery. The Iron Creek project in Idaho is currently back with excellent drilling results, will release a new mineral resource estimate in early 2019 and is expected to produce cobalt next year.

M2 Cobalt - - is active in Uganda, in East Africa. The company has a large cobalt area in a politically stable country. The Kilembe project had already produced copper and cobalt in the past. The Bujagali project reached 1.24 percent cobalt in initial samples. M2 Cobalt also owns the Silverside Cobalt Project in Ontario.

Current company information and press releases from First Cobalt (

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