Sunday, March 29, 2020  | 4 Shaaban, 1441
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Technology

Hyundai releases car with solar panel roof

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
Hyundai releases car with solar panel roof

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group has released a new version of its hybrid car, Sonata, with solar panels on the roof that allows its battery to be recharged even while driving.

Hyundai claims, between 30% to 60% of the car’s battery can be charged by the solar panels only if it’s being used for six hours a day.

The Sonata Hybrid has a structure of solar panels built into the top of the car. The system traps energy from the sun to help charge the vehicle’s battery. The car can be charged both when it’s parked or being driven around.

Photo: Hyundai

In a statement by Hyundai, the Korean car makers say the panels can provide enough energy to “increase drivers’ travel distance by an extra 1,300 km annually.”

In an announcement last week, Hyundai said its system is available on the new Sonata Hybrid model, which is for sale in South Korea.

Hyundai will also be implementing its solar system on other cars in the future but isn’t the only manufacturer experimenting in the technology.

Follow SAMAA English on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES
 

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 

 
 
 
 
 
Car, Solar Panel, Hybrid, Sonata, Hyundai,
 
MOST READ
MOST READ
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp