Hyundai shows new Sonata Hybrid with solar roof
The roof panel will only create enough power for a few miles of driving range per day.
Hyundai has revealed the new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, complete with a solar panel mounted to the roof.
The company is up front about the limitations of the solar panels, which only provide enough electricity for a few miles of driving range per day when exposed to the sun for a full six hours.
The sedan also features a claimed world-first Active Shift Control (ASC) technology that controls the electric motor speed to align with the transmission, reducing gear-shift time by 30 percent.
"With the synchronization, ASC not only improves hybrid vehicle's acceleration performance and fuel economy, but also durability of the transmission by minimizing friction during a gear shift," the automaker says.
The 2.0-liter gasoline engine and single electric motor provide a total system output of 192 horsepower.
Hyundai has not yet announced market-specific launch plans for the new Sonata Hybrid.