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Not only will the car feature a hybrid electric-gasoline engine and automatic self-parking, but it will soon get solar panels on the roof to power its air-conditioning system.
By using a solar panel and electric motor combo, Toyota is able to use the power of the sun against itself, save petrol, and reduce CO2 emissions
Sports cars aren't supposed to be green. They're supposed to snort petrol, belch fumes and cause innocent passers by to develop nasty chest infections. Lotus disagrees
Japanese daily reports Toyota is "secretly" developing a solar-powered Prius. But we've heard this in one form or another for at least the last year.
Pricey plug-in hybrid conversions offered around the country enable drivers to power on electricity, often doubling the fuel economy.
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Luscious Garage in San Francisco caters to hybrid drivers and offers conversions to plug-in hybrids.
Just don't expect to keep it in your backpack.
Taiwanese solar-powered model looks like a golf cart.
Solar Electrical Vehicles claims to be the first company with commercially available solar panels offered as an after-market option for the Toyota Prius.