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Solar Panel Vehicle Roofs

Hyundai Unveiled New Plans for Solar Roofs on its Upcoming Vehicles

— November 1, 2018 — Autos
The shift towards electrified personal transportation solutions will no doubt transform the way we think about driving, which is evident with the latest news from the Hyundai Motor Group regarding solar roofs on its upcoming vehicles.

The solar panel roof components will start showing up on the brands electric and gas-powered vehicles starting around 2020, and will work to power internal components or reduce the load on the internal combustion engine. The panels would be capable of charging the vehicle between 30% to 60% each day, depending on the weather conditions, which could alleviate stress being placed on existing electrical infrastructure.

The Hyundai solar roofs will help to increase overall vehicle efficiency and are sure to be an industry-leading move by the brand.


Image Credit: Hyundai Motor Group
Trend Themes
1. Shift Towards Electrified Personal Transportation - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in electric vehicle technology, charging infrastructure, and energy storage solutions.
2. Integration of Solar Panels in Vehicles - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in solar panel technology, lightweight materials, and efficient energy management systems.
3. Advancements in Vehicle Efficiency - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in aerodynamics, lightweight design, and regenerative braking systems.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Industry - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in electric vehicle manufacturing, charging infrastructure development, and sustainable vehicle design.
2. Energy Industry - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in solar panel production, renewable energy integration, and smart grid technologies.
3. Materials Industry - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in lightweight and durable materials, advanced manufacturing techniques, and energy-efficient construction methods.
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