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Graphics by Marco Coraggio
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission
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Road Map

October 2005
  • Start of the project
  • Activation of the Reserved Area on BSCW for the partners.
  • Publication of the first version of the project website
November 2005
December 2005
  • Development of didactic modules
  • December 6 - Meeting at Alfano I
  • December 14 - Press conference in Salerno with ACS
January 2006
  • January 12 - Meeting of the Italian partners at Elettrosannio
  • Publication of the project Web site, with graphics by Marco Coraggio.
February 2006
  • Publication of didactic modules in English.
  • Publication of Italian version. First issues of French and Turkish versions.
  • The Italian magazine Quattroruote publishes an article on the project.
  • February 24, 2006: Meeting at the MIUR, Rome
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
  • May 6: ACS, sponsor of the project, gives an electric vehicle Piaggio Micro-Vett Porter to the research group (see the pictures)
June 2006
  • A form for the on-line survey of the project and the website has been implemented.
July 2006
August 2006
  • A study on the optimal design of a Hybrid Solar Vehicle has been presented at the 8th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, Taipei (Taiwan), August 20-24, 2006. PDF
September 2006
October 2006
  • The solar panels, provided by Elettrosannio, and their support are now available! See the pictures.
  • The engine/generator group, provided by Lombardini, is arriving!!
  • October 21, 2006: 3rd Newsletter
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
  • January 9, 2007: 4th Newsletter
  • January 13, 2007: the project on TV (ODEON-Sky 827 in Italy)
  • January 14, 2007: the prototype at Alfano I, Salerno (10.00-12.30 AM)
February 2007
March 2007
  • March 8-10, 2007: the prototype at Energymed in Naples (look at the pictures).
  • Microsoft delivers Internet Explorer 7.0 and our Javascript program menu does not work: grateful thanks to Bill Gates...
April 2007
  • The engine/generator group is being connected to the vehicle at the CIMEP labs in Fisciano.
  • A new version of on-line simulator is on development
May 2007
  • May 16-18, 2007: The prototype at Terrafutura in Florence (look at the pictures and video).
  • May 31, 2007. The prototype shown at Istituto Galilei in Salerno (look at the video).
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
  • August 8-10, 2007. An interview on the project on the air at Arcoiris TV, SKY 916.
  • August 20-22, 2007. A paper on Hybrid Solar Vehicle has been presented at the AAC07 (Advances in Automotive Control), Pajaro Dunes, California.
September 2007
    October 2007

The sequel of the story

  • October 19-22, 2007 - The prototype of HSV participates to ECOTARGA, a special edition of the famous TARGA FLORIO for ecological vehicles.
    November 2007
  • November 7-11, 2007 - The prototype at KeyEnergy-Ecomondo in Rimini. Further info at the page of News.
    December 2007    
    January 2008    
    February 2008    
    March 2008
  • HySolarCar is the title of a proposal of a new project within the LLP - Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation, submitted in March 2008 to the European Commission, with the participation of 17 partners of 5 European countries. Further advances on the prototype and a demonstrative tour in Europe are planned. Project summary, partners and details at the page:
    April 2008
  • April 18-20, 2008 - The prototype at Ambientarsi, in Salerno. Further info at the page of News.
    May 2008    
    June 2008    
    July 2008  
    August 2008    
    September 2008
  • The Leonardo project has been successfully evaluated by ISFOL, obtaining the score of 9/10.
    October 2008    
    November 2008    
    December 2008