Does the solar panel on the roof of the Prius make it more efficient?



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    Yes–the solar panel powers a vent fan which keeps the car cooler on renewable energy.  In the case of the standard Prius, the solar panel does not actually mobilize the car.  However, there are solar kits on the market adaptable to the Prius which run the car in electric mode for about an extra 30 miles per day, further improving gas mileage.  You can check them out here:


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