SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) and Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) don't seem like a natural fit initially, but a growing number of partnerships between the solar company and electric vehicle maker may be a sign of what's to come in these two industries. SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) already has deals with Nissan and Ford (NYSE: F), and solar companies are viewing electric vehicles as a way to grow their sales networks and target new customers. 

Alison Southwick sat down with Motley Fool contributor Travis Hoium to discuss what it means for both solar companies and the growing number of electric car manufacturers.