Sunday, October 24, 2021
News Solar Panels For The Prius Prime?

Solar Panels For The Prius Prime?

The Japenese automaker is currently testing bigger and more efficient solar panels on a Toyota Prius.

Toyota is already busy with the broader electrification of its global fleet, but until this important passage, the Japanese giant seeks to find a way to make its popular Prius even more energy efficient. Earlier this month, Toyota unveiled a prototype of the Prius Prime with larger solar panels than those available on the Japanese market as an option.

Let’s remember that the Prius plug-in hybrid is available with solar panels on the roof to improve the efficiency of the car. However, these are in operation only when the car is parked, which is the opposite of the solar panels bolted to this test car.

According to early estimates, this Prius “more solar than ever” would be able to travel a distance of 56 km, strictly from the energy generated by these Sharp Corporation-developed panels. The Prius plug-in hybrid, currently sold with solar panels, is capable of driving only 6.4 km on solar power.

These new solar panels are more efficient, which is why they generate 860 watts, instead of the 180 watts of the Prius sold in the land of the rising sun.

The tests will continue until next February to determine the feasibility of incorporating this technology into future products of the brand.


Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model Photo Gallery

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Toyota Prius PHV Demo Model | Photo: Toyota

Trending Now

NHTSA Gives Five Stars to the Volkswagen ID.4

The ID.4 received the US government’s highest safety rating It also earned the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick + award The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is...

Tesla FSD : It is Still Far From Perfect

Tesla opened the Beta test to many owners recently A video shows a Tesla struggling to drive trough Detroit FSD seems to be...

New Scalable BMW EV Platform will Underpin a Wide Range of Vehicles Including an Electric 3 Series

The platform is called Neue Klasse. It will work for all vehicles, from a 2 Series all the way to an X7. The...

2022 Kia Sportage to be unveiled on October 27

Kia continues to renew its lineup with the scheduled October 27th presentation of the new 2022 Sportage, which will finally make its North American...

The New 2022 Honda Civic Si is a 200Hp Hot Compact Car

Honda says it’s the best Civic Si ever. It features a 6-speed manual and a limited-slip differential. The new Civic Si arrives later...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.