Hyundai and Kia announced that since 2019 will begin to place solar panels on the roofs and hoods of various classes of cars produced.
The idea of installing photoelectric converters to vehicles is not new, but before it was not implemented in such a huge scale. Both automakers decided to divide the introduction of technology into three stages, each of which provides for the placement of photocells on different types of cars.
In 2019, the first will begin. It provides for the installation of solar panels on the roofs of hybrids. Companies argue that such a panel will be able to add from 30 to 60% of the battery capacity throughout the day, depending on weather conditions.
At the second stage, such power systems will appear on vehicles with an internal combustion engine. Although this type is not characteristic such additions, but manufacturers say that technology will allow them to meet future emission standards. Perhaps they will install them on a panoramic roof, leaving the light to penetrate the inside of the cabin. It is not yet known whether cars will be equipped with more powerful batteries or photocells will become a generator replacement.
The third stage of Hyundai and Kia decided to leave at last. It provides for the installation of solar panels on the entire surface of the roof and the hood of electric vehicles. This will allow electrocars to use the entire area to replenish energy, increase the duration of the trips and reduce the dependence on stationary charge points.
Automakers voiced only the launch of the first generation of the car next year, but the third and the third were not called even the approximate deadlines. If this technology is effective, it will begin to apply not only Hyundai and Kia.
2019 also planned to enter the flying motorcycle market