I want to know how companies who use solar panels on their cars utilise the energy generated by the solar panels.
Do they charge the traction batteries with the solar power or do they power the traction motors with it directly?
If they charge batteries with it then how they do it? Do they charge and discharge the batteries at the same time, or do they charge another set of batteries? If they charge another set of batteries to be charged by solar power then how do they extract that power?
If they power the traction motor with it then is it the case that batteries supplying only the extra power required by the traction motor left unfulfilled by the solar power?
If there is any case other than that please let me know.
I have asked these question after learning that some of the companies claim about 10,000 km under the most effective conditions.