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Hyundai releases car with solar panel roof

Full story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49249884

Hyundai has released a version of its Sonata hybrid that has solar panels to help charge its battery.
The Korean car maker said up to 60% of the power for the car's battery could be supplied if the solar roof was used for six hours a day.
The panels would provide enough power to propel the Sonata for 1,300km (800miles) a year, it added.
Hyundai said it planned to offer the roof as an optional extra on other models in its range.

No use on the SLK/C then. Roof in the boot most of the time.
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Last time I looked it would take a 40 foot flatbed trailer covered with solar panels to power a solar car. A 4x8 foot panel was good for about 100W AFAIR.

ps my cars are garaged. Tanning lamps maybe ?
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How does the maths stack up?


charge 60% of the batteries power yet only do 800 miles per year?


Unless only planning to drive 1500 miles per year!
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I have a solar powered 55.

The sun powered the plants that eventually became oil.

See? A V8 is greener than you think.

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