How to Use the Toyota Prius Solar Panel Roof

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips & Tricks, Toyota, Toyota Prius on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 8:25 am

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How to Use the Toyota Prius Solar Panel Roof

Leaving your car parked outside during the summer months for an extended period of time can cause the interior temperature’s of the cabin to skyrocket. Nothing short of a sauna, a car parked in extreme heat can make the ride home from a long day at work downright miserable, unless you own a new Toyota Prius that is! Yes, Toyota has actually figured out a safe way to ensure you have a cool and comfortable car that doesn’t involve leaving your windows open or using any additional fuel from your gas tank. Learn how to use the Toyota Prius solar panel roof today and be on your way to a cooler summer!

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The Toyota Prius features eco-friendly technology throughout its design!

The Toyota Prius is an exciting vehicle in many aspects; however, what may perhaps be one of the most interesting parts about the eco-friendly hybrid is what is on top of the vehicle. Located on top of the rear roof portion, of properly equipped Toyota Prius vehicles, is actually a rear solar panel. This unique solar panel uses those countless hours of being parked outside and collects sun rays to power a ventilation system inside of the vehicle.

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How to Easily Use the Toyota Prius Solar Panel Roof

One of the ways to utilize your Toyota Prius Solar Panel Roof is with the remote entry remote. Simply press the A/C button on the keyless entry remote and wait for a red indicator flash on the remote and a beep. If you are in proper range your Prius’s solar roof will activate and your car will begin to cool down before you enter it. Are you ready to explore the Toyota Prius more? Click here to learn about all of its features!

Drivers can also activate their ventilated solar panel roof before they exit their vehicle. Located to the left of the steering wheel column, a small square button can be found with the image of a fan and car on it. Simply press the button and you are good to go. Remember, the vehicle must be on before you press the solar panel ventilation button for this to work. Once the button is pressed, you can turn off your Prius and still enable cool air to be circulated through your vehicle while it is being parked without using any energy besides the sun’s power.


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