Hyundai and Kia present their solar technology for the roof of their cars
Hyundai and Kia are two of the fastest growing manufacturers in recent years. They have gone from playing in the second division, to being in the top positions in the global automotive sector. However, so much sweetness has not made them rest on their laurels, as they have advanced on the right and without intermittent to all their rivals in terms of electrification .
The Hyundai IOniq and Kia Niro have shown the world what they are capable of, but they will not stay there. In the very near future they will have a range of hybrid vehicles and electric enviable. For this reason, they continue to innovate in all those fields that can help them improve their products. One of them is the development of solar panels that allow the recharge or increase of the autonomy of all their models.
What is the Hyundai and Kia technology?
The solar charging technology on Hyundai Motor Group vehicles is very advanced The solar panels will be placed on the roof and hood of their thermal, hybrid and electric models to provide them with electric power. With them, they can improve their efficiency, reducing consumption and polluting emissions. However, this technology is divided into three solar charging systems (taking into account weather conditions).
The first will be for hybrid vehicles . It consists of a silicon solar panels integrated into the roof of the vehicle. Thanks to this system, the vehicle's battery can be charged in a normal day between 30 and 60 percent. The second is a semi-transparent solar roof dedicated to thermal vehicles . With it, in addition to allowing the passage of light to the passenger compartment, the battery is recharged, reducing CO2 emissions.
Finally, the system for pure electric vehicles is still in the development phase. It is designed to be used on the hood and roof to improve energy production. All three systems have a solar panel , a controller and a battery . Simplifying much its operation, when the light falls on the panels, electrical energy is produced that the controller transforms and leads to the battery to be accumulated and/or used.
The first generation of this technology Solar recharge will arrive at the Hyundai Motor Group models after 2019 . Its main mission is to comply with global emission regulations and increase the efficiency of its models.