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Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

12.9.2019

Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led ...

TOKYO (Reuters) - Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in.

On a good day, the charge can be sufficient for up to 56 kilometers (35 miles) of travel, more than the 47 kilometers driven a day by the average American, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The trunk of the car is filled with batteries for the solar panels, adding an extra weight of around 80 kilograms (180 lb).

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Toyota is the world's premier automaker imho. I think this is really the direction! 🌟🌞⚡️🚗♻️🌐 Now they're headed in the right direction. If only they could duct airflow with aerodynamics to turn generators while it was driving down the road, they might accomplish something. It's good news. For green world we need to use green power.

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Mercedes-Benz just revealed an electric concept sedan that the company says is the future of luxury carsMercedes-Benz' Vision EQS concept car offers a look into the future of high-end electric cars with an eye towards sustainability. Shame they wont be able to export it to the UK

Los Angeles OKs a deal for record-cheap solar power and battery storageThe Eland solar contract had been delayed due to concerns raised by the city electrical workers union. Dear LA, On this day, 9/11/2019, thirty minutes before I sign a document leaving my entire estate to the state of Israel. I have but one question for U. Why was AntonYelchin (Ant On Yell Chin) murdered? Sincerely, Captain CYRYC and Commander RYCYR Can't wait till they harness unicorn farts. About GD time. Better than having outdated equipment that starts record breaking fires in the state.

VW's new electric car center stage at auto show - Reuters TVVW's new electric car took center stage ahead of this year's Frankfurt Auto Show, but environmentalists say the industry can't claim to be green, and it's time the whole event was cancelled. TV funny.... it still looks like a car. TV .NICE. TV the production energy is enormous. E cars are not that much better than petrol cars. It's a lie

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