Solar power and electric cars are a match made in heaven, right? Sure. That's why Ford announced a partnership with SunPower back in August and why Nissan did the same thing today.
Running an electric car on the power of the sun is many an EV enthusiast's dream. Ford isn't the first company to combine EV charging with solar energy, but it is trying to make it as easy as possible to go from driving on imported oil to using extremely local energy.
Solar power is nothing new to Toyota, but the company's latest solar array does offer something new to North America: the largest such single-roof installation on the continent.