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Added 29 August, 2013

Solar powered Hungarian train beats Elon Musk's Hyperloop to the punch

Electric and solar vehicles are making tracks these days. Solar travel is everywhere, in the skies, on the roads, and now in the form of a solar-powered railcar running tourists through the Hungarian forest. With a top speed of 25 km/h (about 15.5 mph), the 32-seat train is topped with solar cells that charge an onboard battery. The battery is capable of storing enough energy for four or five uphill trips on the 12 km (7.5 mile) line between Kismaros to Királyrét; the return trip is downhill and requires little power.
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