“Photo voltaic roof expertise is an efficient instance of how Hyundai Motor is transferring in the direction of turning into a clear mobility supplier,” mentioned Heui Gained Yang, senior vp and head of the physique expertise unit of the Hyundai Motor Group. “The expertise permits our prospects to actively deal with [the] emissions subject.”
“We’re striving to additional broaden the appliance of the expertise past [our] eco-friendly car line as much as automobiles with [an] inner combustion engine.”
Hyundai has no plans to broaden gross sales of the Sonata Hybrid into Europe, though it says its photo voltaic roof expertise will likely be rolled out throughout its vary sooner or later.
Panels situated on the roof – and presumably different surfaces – will likely be used to cost the batteries of internal-combustion, hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. Whereas plugging in will nonetheless be the first methodology of charging, the photo voltaic panels will function a help to the primary energy supply.