Everyone's favourite middle class eco wagon the Toyota Prius (above) is about to get that little bit greener.
According to Japan's biggest business newspaper, Nikkei, the Al Gore-pleasing hybrid motor – popular with celebs such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Stuff's favourite funnyman Larry David – will be getting solar panels on its next iteration to soak up rays from the sun and power the car's air con.
Now with the howling winds and sudden torrential downpours that've been spoiling our 'summer' so far it's gonna be difficult to see this one as a real goer here in the UK, but as of 2009 the sun-suckers will find their way onto the next gen of Prius models in Japan.
Nice to see Honda taking the eco ball and running with it, but does the Prius make it into our top ten jam jars? Why not take a look.