Solar-powered car uses moss as dashboard air filter

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Having met its Indiegogo crowd funding goal, German startup Sono Motors is now producing the prototype of Sion, its solar-powered car. Integrated solar panels are covered in polycarbonate, making the vehicle strong and lightweight. Regardless of the weather, the solar cells absorb light, allowing the car to self-charge. Inside the car, the design combines sustainability and decoration. Strips of moss are set into the dashboard and along the sides, providing clean air, sound proofing and fire protection. And because the plant draws water from the air, no care is needed. Designed to be as low maintenance a car as possible,…

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