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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with roofted solar panel and new transmission tech

Entering the era of vehicle electrification as it is today, various world's automotive manufacturers are competing to make electric cars, ranging from Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid, Battery Electric Vehicles up to Fuel Cells.

One of them is Hyundai, one of South Korean auto manufacturers through its Hyundai Sonata brand which is then transformed those conventional-engined four-door sedan into a hybrid car combined with solar panels mounted on the roof.
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with roofted solar panel and new transmission tech be able to increase the distance up to 1,300 km per year. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KgarxF)
With the application of solar panel technology, it means that the Sonata Hybrid no longer depends on deceleration when braking to recharge the batteries. Hyundai further said that with the solar panels making the vehicle batteries can be recharged within 6 hours. So the car is estimated to be able to increase the distance up to 1,300 km per year.
The difference between the Sonata's moderately-electric model, and those only with an engine, is that the Sonata Hybrid has a solar panel on the roof.. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GMUxZI)
And by using the hybrid technology, the Sonata can be felt its efficiency while the engine is in low speed. For example, when the car is dealing with traffic congestion, due to the power used is sourced from its battery.
The new Active Shift Control technology on Hyundai Sonata Hybrid promises to deliver smoother gear changes despite quicker shift times. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KgarxF)
Hyundai also uses the new Active Shift Control technology on the Sonata Hybrid. It was also mentioned that the technology is able to control the electric motor so as to make the engine's rotation and transmission system become aligned and can reduce gearshift time by up to 30 percent.
Hybrid drive system scheme on the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KgarxF)
These South Korean auto manufacturer says that its mid-size green sedans have fuel efficiency of up to 20.1 kilometers per liter if equipped with 16 inch smaller alloy rims. On 17-inch larger wheels, the figure slightly drops to 19.1 kilometers per liter. 
Rear three quarter of Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KgarxF)
What about the performance? the Sonata Hybrid uses a 2.0 liter Smartstream engine with continuous variable valve timing, which can produce the power up to 152 PS. Those engine then paired with a single electric motor that can produce power of 38 kw, or about 52 PS. So that the total power output from a combination of Sonata Hybrid's engine and electric motor is 195 PS..
As for the transmission system, Hyundai does not use an ordinary Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). Instead, they developed a six-speed automatic transmission system specifically made for the Sonata Hybrid. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HYUNDAI USA | WHEEL.AE]
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