SolarWorld wants to develop Opel into "the first 'green' European automotive group" and "produce a new generation of vehicles with energy-efficient, low-emission drives," according to a company statement. It would specifically use the existing Opel model line, modifying it to include electric drive and hybrid electric vehicles. - Candace Lombardi
NVDL: It is far more realistic to attempt to produce solar powered vehicles than electric vehicles, unless your electrcity comes from solar power. Anything that lowers the total energy consumption of human beings must provide a sustainable solution.
SolarWorld's offer to General Motors is no joke. The German-based solar-power company is serious about wanting to purchase GM's Opel division, SolarWorld CEO Frank H. Asbeck said Thursday morning on German radio.