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Why Solar Panels on Cars Matter

Positive Future #521 (Feature photo – For Decades, Students Have Taken Interest in Solar Powered Cars – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license. – Nuon Hans-Peter van Velthoven)

Toyota just announced that it was now testing a solar-powered Prius. The car has high efficiency solar panels on the hood, roof and trunk. Early estimates are that these cells may add 27 miles of range for a car parked in the sun all day.

Tis technology represents a new path that goes beyond Tesla and other global car manufacturers.

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