The Kia and Hyundai cars with sun roofs in 2019

South Korean automakers Kia and Hyundai talked about their plans for “greening” of the car. Next year on the roofs of some cars will begin to install solar panels.

South Korean automakers Kia and Hyundai talked about their plans for “greening” of the car. Next year on the roofs of some cars will begin to install solar panels.

South Korean automakers Kia and Hyundai talked about their plans for “greening” of the car. Next year on the roofs of some cars will begin to install solar panels.
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Companies are developing three options for battery charger systems. The first generation is designed for the hybrids. Solar modules based on silicon are integrated into a conventional roof. As expected, under favorable weather conditions during the day they will be able to charge the car battery by 30-60%. Such solutions will appear in 2019.

For the traditional cars with internal combustion engines, engineers are preparing another version with transparent solar panels in the panoramic roofs. They don’t prevent natural light to enter the salon and at the same time fed by the battery of the machine. This reduces the load on the generator, but the main reason for the introduction of “green” technology can be a constant tightening of the emission standards.

As for fully electric cars, the manufacturers will not be limited to roof and integrating the solar panel into the body for maximum production of clean energy. The dates for the two latest generations is not specified.

In fact, the idea of solar roofs is not new — the sun’s energy also use some versions of the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf.

Source: Kia