Van with a Plan

The hippies of the '60s imagined a brighter future as they careened around in their Westfalia VW vans. Now Alexander Verdier has made that hopeful future a reality, reimagining the iconic VW cruiser with his new chic and environmentally friendly rendition, the Verdier Solar Power. Awarded the prize for Innovation in New Mobility at the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf—Europe's largest caravanning exhibition—the Verdier Solar Power is a hybrid vehicle outfitted with a system of solar panels, called sun trackers, that provide electricity to the van's many accessories, including an onboard multimedia computer, a wireless Internet connection and a GPS that can calculate,...

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