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)|
|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)|
|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)|
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