Hyundai, Kia Warm Up to Solar Vehicle Charging

Kia and Hyundai will introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles.

Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or hood of vehicles. The first generation of the technology will be available after 2019.

The system will be able to charge the batteries of eco-friendly electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as those of internal-combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.