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Horlacher GL 88-2 Egg (001)Switzerland 1988GFKMax Horlacher founded his fibreglass plastic manufacturing business in 1962. Well-known since the 1950s, this plastic allowed the production of light but robust structures. Horlacher made a name for himself as a manufacturer of light vehicles and cowling parts for tram cars.Leaving solar cells at homeThe Horlacher is one of the first solar cars to travel without solar cells. After the first Tour de Sol in 1985, a race for solar cars from Romanshorn to Geneva, it was apparent that it was advantageous to generate solar electricity in stationary sites and store it in the network. That way, the drivers could fill up with the corresponding amount of electricity at whichever socket was convenient. Hotel vehicleThe Hotel du Lac in Interlaken uses this unusual vehicle as a luggage transporter and advertising vehicle. It has covered more than 25,000 kilometres in around 18 years and proves the usefulness of the concept for short journeys.
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  • Elektromobil
    Horlacher, Modell GL 88-2 Egg (001)

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  • Horlacher GL 88-2 Egg (001)
    Switzerland 1988

    GFK
    Max Horlacher founded his fibreglass plastic manufacturing business in 1962. Well-known since the 1950s, this plastic allowed the production of light but robust structures. Horlacher made a name for himself as a manufacturer of light vehicles and cowling parts for tram cars.

    Leaving solar cells at home
    The Horlacher is one of the first solar cars to travel without solar cells. After the first Tour de Sol in 1985, a race for solar cars from Romanshorn to Geneva, it was apparent that it was advantageous to generate solar electricity in stationary sites and store it in the network. That way, the drivers could fill up with the corresponding amount of electricity at whichever socket was convenient.

    Hotel vehicle
    The Hotel du Lac in Interlaken uses this unusual vehicle as a luggage transporter and advertising vehicle. It has covered more than 25,000 kilometres in around 18 years and proves the usefulness of the concept for short journeys.
  • Inventory No.VHS-9299
  • DesignationElektromobil
    Horlacher, Modell GL 88-2 Egg (001)
  • Original/modelOriginal-Fahrzeug
  • Object typeObject (three-dimensional)
  • Hersteller/Betreiber
    Horlacher AG (*1962), Manufacturer
  • Manufacturer/operatorHorlacher AG (*1962), Manufacturer
  • DescriptionElektromobil Horlacher, Modell GL 88-2 Egg (001). Bremsen: drei Scheibenbremsen mit Rekuperation - Batterien: 11 Levo GT55 12V Bleibatterien - Antrieb: BRUSA AMC 200, Asynchron-Motor - Verbrauch: 3 - 4 kWh / 100 km (ab Batterie) - Radaufhängung: Thommen Technik - Design: Max Horlacher - erstes in der Schweiz typengeprüftes Elektro-Leichtmobil - ausgelegt für den Betrieb mit Solarstrom.
  • Signature/inscriptionBeschriftung: "Hotel du Lac", "Horlacher"
  • Dating1988
  • Material/engineeringCarosserie: Glasfaser verstärkter Kunststoff
  • Object weightL x B x H 255 x 131 x 142 cm
    Leergewicht 300 kg
  • QuantityEigentum
  • Main colourrot
  • Number of crew1
  • Number of passengers0
  • Type of propulsionElectric motor (three-phase current)
  • Engine designThree-phase
  • Voltage (V)12
  • Power (kW)8
  • Top speed (km/h)80
  • Range (km)100