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Hyundai launches hybrid vehicle with solar panels

Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai has announced the launch of its first car to feature solar panels.

The solar roof charging system provides electric power as the vehicle is driving, contributing between 30 and 60% of battery charge per day. Charged for six hours per day, the technology was expected to provide a further 1,300km of distance annually.

Integrated with Hyundai’s New Sonata Hybrid, the system is said to support the main electric power source for improved efficiency and reduced emissions.

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