IMO, the Toyota Prius is one ugly car. I don’t care if it gets 100 MPG or 200 MPG, ugly is ugly. So who cares if Toyota is adding solar panels to power the air conditioner?
As soon as Honda or some other car manufacture introduces a competing hybrid with an ascetically pleasing looks, the sales on the best selling Prius will plummet.
What really bugs me is that there is no mention that the solar panels will recharge the battery while sitting in the parking lot all day long while you’re at work. Now that would be cooler than the air conditioner. Perhaps then I would buy a Prius, especially if I didn’t have to toss my cash down the drain to some oil company.