Hyundai Unveils ‘Charger on Wheels’ IONIQ 5 With Solar Panel Roof – Interesting Engineering

Solar-powered cars might still have some way to go before they truly take off. Still, more and more companies are adding optional solar panels to their electric vehicles as the technology becomes more viable — Tesla even announced a solar feature for the Cybertruck.

With its new IONIQ 5, unveiled today, February 23, in a virtual event, Hyundai joins the solar party with a car geared toward sustainability and futuristic mobility. 

Originally presented at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show as the 45 EV concept, the car has been tweaked with a broad range of new features.

February 24, 2021 susan ward