Toyota Working On Solar Car. Or Not

January 6, 2009

Among the many things dogging Toyota today is the persistent rumor that the company is working on a super-secret solar-powered vehicle. And although that's not a bad rumor to be spreading--certainly not in today's green-friendly, gas-conscious marketplace--Toyota vehemently denies there's any truth to it.

Well, "vehemently" may be a bit strong: a spokesperson said, "We're not aware of any such vehicle, planned or otherwise." Which sounds a bit coy, but maybe we should take it at face value. I mean, given the state and cost of current technology, producing a fully solar-powered car for mass-market consumers isn't especially feasible. (A partially solar-powered car, however, is more than feasible--it's a stone-cold reality.)--Richard Read


Make sure you check out our partner sites dedicated to focused news, reviews and more for Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda, and the Toyota Prius.

The Car Connection
See the winners »
The Car Connection
Commenting is closed for this article
Ratings and Reviews
Rate and review your car for The Car Connection
Review your car
The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from The Car Connection. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.