Toyota Prius goes solar

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By Brian Turner, InsideOttawaValley, September 24, 2019

This summer Toyota started testing a solar-powered Prius that holds the promise of an electric vehicle (EV) that doesn’t require plugging into an external power source.

In partnership with the Japanese government, Toyota fitted ultra-thin solar panels to the hood, roof, rear glass, and spoiler of the planet’s most popular hybrid to see if it could meet the demands of daily driving. The panels were hard-wired directly to the drive battery for recharging while parked or in motion.

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