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7 modern solar-powered vehicles

By: Bryan Nelson on July 29, 2013, 5:01 p.m.
Vili Solar Train

Photo: Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Vili Solar Train

Europe's first train powered entirely by its own solar panels, the Vili was recently launched in Hungary to carry passengers from Kiralyret and Kismaros, a scenic route not far from Budapest. This solar train is particularly impressive because it carries a cabin full of passengers — a task not required of many lightweight solar vehicles.

The train's maximum speed of around 15 miles per hour means it's not ideal for efficient travel, but it's perfect for sightseeing.