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Posted by News on January 15, 2010, 3:08 am

dr_jeff wrote:

So, get on it!

Posted by Al Falfa on January 15, 2010, 3:15 am

Well, that and a nice tailwind.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on January 15, 2010, 10:54 am

On the new one, yes.

So let me amend that for the 2010 models that have the optional solar
roof thingy:  all energy used to motivate the Prius comes from gasoline.  
No other form of energy is put into the system for that purpose.

Posted by News on January 15, 2010, 1:48 pm

Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

There ya go...

Posted by Chas Gill on January 15, 2010, 2:33 pm

I shouldn't be too hasty about this if I were you. As I understand it the
solar roof thingy does nothing but run an air circulation fan to help a
little bit in reducing cabin temperature when the sun shines and the car's
parked.  I don't think any of this energy is used to charge any battery, so
it cannot be used to motivate, but I stand to be corrected.

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