I warned you not to hold your breath on that solar-powered Toyota
. A recent story from Reuters indicated that the Japanese automaker was developing a solar-powered car although a plug-in car would be an intermediate step along the way. In spite of the excitement from some of our commenters, It now looks like this car might be even further out than I surmised. The comparatively low power density of photovoltaic cells severely limits the type of vehicle that could be built and powered this way. Toyota
is apparently aware of these limitations and spokesperson Jana Hartline told AllCarsElectric
"we're not aware of any such vehicle, planned or otherwise." So there.