- Jun 26, 2007
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From next year, Prius models will have the solar cells as an option, although they won't be capable of powering anything more than part of the air-conditioning system.
In fact, an anonymous source within the company told Reuters that, "It's more of a symbolic gesture... it's very difficult to power much more than that with solar energy."
Nevertheless, the move is likely to bring more sales of the constantly sold-out Prius, as well as to draw attention to the petrol/electric hybrid car at a time of spiralling fuel prices.