VIA Motors unveiled SölTRUX, a photovoltaic truck bed cover (also known as tonneau top) that can extend the range of one of its trucks by up to 10 miles.

VIA Motors will first offer the PV-powered charger on its modified Silverado trucks as an accessory, but the company plans to offer a similar option for its passenger and cargo vans.

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There’s no shortage of solar chargers for hikers or adventurers these days, but a new crowdfunding campaign is supporting a new tablet designed specifically for outdoors adventurers, with solar baked in. This is Earl, whose developers are calling it a backcountry survival tablet. 

Read more about the features and how to pre-order your device for a 30 percent discount …