The price has not yet been announced
HW Electro has unveiled a van called Puzzle that runs on solar energy. The new product is presented in Japan, but will also go to the United States.
“The launch of Puzzle marks HW Electro’s commitment to addressing environmental issues and creating innovative green solutions for the commercial vehicle market,” a company spokesperson said at the event. “We’re excited to officially launch Puzzle today and look forward to making it available in the U.S. market in 2025.”
Puzzle, a miniature solar-powered van, unveiled
At 3.4 meters long, Puzzle is much smaller than other vans. It has just two seats and plenty of rear cargo space, making it a great option for small businesses interested in reducing their environmental impact. Puzzle can also be used as a solo camper.
Puzzle has AC outlets, USB ports and an emergency kit that includes a first aid kit and a crowbar. They are hidden behind a door on the outside, allowing anyone to help someone who may be trapped inside after an incident.
But Puzzle’s most interesting feature is its solar roof, which converts light into electricity as the car drives around the city. The limited announcement left many unanswered questions about Puzzle’s solar battery: where is the generated energy stored and how efficiently is it consumed by the car’s engine? Are other charging options available when Puzzle is parked indoors or driven on a cloudy day?
The price has not yet been announced.