Because first if all you would need thin-film solar panels over standard crystalline silicon based ones (to minimize the weight) which are less efficient. You also have less surface area on a car. (solar panels would work great on a trailer, car not so much as you won't generate much).
You will have to wait for solar paint to become commercialized and more efficient to make it work realistically.
“I don’t know why they don’t build solar panels into the upper surfaces…”
It would be a waste because the solar panels would only put out enough power to barely charge the battery – even after an entire day and they are a bit fragile.
The battery in the car is probably capable of storing 20 to 30+ KW (kilowatts) of power (I didn’t look it up). To recharge a 30KW battery pack requires quite a lot of power (well…close to 30KW if the battery is nearly dead).
 March 26, 2016 at 6:29am
Trumpkin supporters are to Donald Trump what flies are to dog poop laying in the back yard.
Look at Cruz's advisors then look at Trumps advisors . Cruz is a phony
 March 10, 2016 at 12:25pm
That’s kind of a stupid comment, SSC. Worthy of a libturd. Please provide a link that shows Norris saying that about Glenn or STFU.
 March 8, 2016 at 12:30pm
Interesting photo choice by the Blaze. Obama shaking hands with Bibi, but in the background, “the fire has gone out between Obama and Bibi.
 March 8, 2016 at 7:36am
Wonder if his BOLD, CONSERVATIVE agenda includes his massive amnesty plans?
March 7, 2016 at 12:43pm
BAD DOG!!! BAD!
 March 4, 2016 at 1:02pm
Have you also noticed that these first primaries were open primaries where anyone could come in and vote in either party. Trump has won those. The states with the closed primaries go for Cruz. Most of the remaining primaries are closed primaries.
Trumpbots shouldn’t get too excited.
 March 2, 2016 at 12:50pm
Are you kidding? After all the crap Kerry has done as Sec of State? I cant fathom what this country would be like if Kerry or Algore got in.
W was, and still is, better than Kerry ever would have been.