Hyundai and Kia

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will fit so­lar charg­ing pan­els to se­lected mod­els from next year.

While so­lar tech has fea­tured on cars be­fore, the sis­ter brands will be the first to of­fer it on petrol and diesel mod­els as well as hy­brids and fully elec­tric cars.

First up, though, will be the ver­sion for hy­brids. This is said to be ca­pa­ble of charg­ing 30-60% of the bat­tery dur­ing a day. That en­ergy can then be used to re­duce en­gine use and thus fuel con­sump­tion.

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