The all-new Prius Prime is powered by the Sun (sort of)

The Prius and Prius Prime have a lot of characteristics. Although the two drivetrains are different, not

all power improvements are present in the hybrid system. The in-cabin electronics of the Prius Prime can run on solar power as well.

The Prius Prime is equipped with solar panels that are installed on the roof. 

They provide the car's gadgets and its six USB ports more power, but they won't recharge the battery.

For instance, while parked, they will power the radio and phone charger, and while driving, they will run the air conditioning. 

Toyota also used a creative design to hide the electrodes, giving the liftback 

a smooth, shiny appearance.