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At a minimum, a rooftop solar panel would add 5-8 miles range on a good sunny day (the size of the Volt roof would be about a 500W panel or more). This would help extend range and help offset some gas on long trips. It would also help counter act those ignorant idiots out there that say you trade one bad fuel for another at electric generation plants. Even though electricity is FAR more efficient and no matter how you generate it, it is still better to run the car on electricity than gas. I have solar panels on my house, so charging my Volt is free, but it would be nice to take a little bit of home with me on the road, so my range is extended. It just seems a waste having the car sit in the sun all day at work and not gathering some of it to run the car :)
 
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