Teijin and Applied EV Develop Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

March 08 (2021

Teijin Limited informed that the company and its joint development partner Applied Electric Vehicles (Applied EV) have developed a polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility applications. The green solution marks another major step toward the companies’ shared vision of zero-emission mobility.

The new solar roof uses Teijin’s Panlite polycarbonate resin glazing for its surface. Teijin used its proprietary know-how in polycarbonate resin glazing and technologies to integrally mold the roof’s curved surface into an ideal shape, an extremely challenging process in the case of using glass. Not only is the Panlite glazing roof ideally shaped, it achieves the strength and rigidity required for the vehicle roof.
Teijin and Applied EV deployed the solar roof on a prototype EV passenger pod, that was installed on the Blanc Robot - a zero-emission robotic vehicle platform developed by Applied EV using materials and technical support from Teijin.

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