SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group said Wednesday it has developed a solar charging system for vehicles in its ongoing effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The solar charging system, which will be installed on the roof of a vehicle, will help gasoline-powered, electric and environment-friendly models reduce fuel costs, the group said in a statement.
Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. aim to apply the solar charging system to environment-friendly vehicles they plan to launch after 2019, the statement said.
The carmakers expect exports of gasoline vehicles equipped with solar roofs will increase as governments impose stricter rules on internal combustion engine cars going forward, it said.
Hyundai and Kia together form the world’s fifth-biggest carmaker by sales. They are key affiliates of Hyundai Motor Group.