All cars require some form of energy to run, whether that is fossil fuel, hydrogen, electricity, or something else. Hyundai is currently working on finding a way to utilize solar power by developing three forms of solar vehicle technology. These technologies will help makes the Hyundai lineup even eco-friendlier in the future.
The solar technology Hyundai is developing will support the vehicle’s main power source, whether it is an internal combustion engine, an electric battery, or a hybrid powertrain. With the addition of solar energy, all three kinds of vehicles will have increased range and improved fuel economy.
The first type of solar technology is a solar roof system, which would be on hybrid models. It uses silicon solar panels mounted onto the vehicle’s roof. This system can charge 30-60 percent of a hybrid’s battery per day, depending on the weather.
For internal combustion engine vehicles, Hyundai is developing a semi-transparent solar roof. These panels would be applied to a panoramic sunroof to maintain transparency while providing power to a supplemental battery system.
The third type of technology is a solar-lid system. This would be used on eco-friendly models like electric cars and uses solar panels mounted on the trunk and roof.
Hyundai has plans to launch its solar vehicle technology after 2019. In the meantime, you can find a lineup of eco-friendly and energy efficient vehicles at Linwood Hyundai, including the new Ioniq hybrid car.
October is a beautiful time of year here in Kentucky. The trees are gorgeous, and the air is crisp. October also means life feels a little bit spookier. If you are looking for Halloween events near Paducah, we have gathered a great list for you.
Haunted Paducah Horse Drawn Carriage Tours
John’s Pass Carriage Service here in Paducah offers daily tours that will take you past some of the most haunted sites in the city. Reservations cost $35 per couple and the tours last one hour.
Maiden Alley Cinema
Come watch one of your favorite Halloween movies at Maiden Alley Cinema. On Saturday, Oct.6, the theater will feature one showing of Hocus Pocus. Tickets cost $5 and include a free small popcorn. The show starts at 4pm.
Halloween Spooky Science
Come to the Kentucky Oaks Mall on Saturday, Oct. 13 for a Halloween-themed Hooked on Science event. Jason Lindsey will demonstrate some of the unique science behind Halloween. This event is free and shouldn’t be missed.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, Paducah will host the 10th Annual Zombie Walk. You can do your own makeup or show up at 4pm for some help from volunteers. Makeup assistance costs $3 or will be provided with a donation of three canned goods. The walk takes places from 5:30-7pm.
There are many fun, family-friendly events going on around Linwood Hyundai, including these ones. Take some time to enjoy the spooky season!
Car enthusiasts have even more reason to look forward to the release of Ant Man and the Wasp, as Hyundai has announced that it has teamed up with Marvel Studios to create a special edition 2019 Hyundai Veloster that will have a starring role in the film. Poised to be a smash hit, the quirky superhero movie sequel will feature Paul Rudd and an ant-sized version of a souped-up 2019 Veloster.
As Paul Rudd is already Hyundai’s celebrity spokesperson, it is fitting that he’ll make his fast getaways in the all-new Veloster in Ant Man and the Wasp. His car in the film—a special edition 2019 Veloster—was first on display at the 2018 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. It boasts a custom, flashy paint job, side-mounted custom exhaust, and a host of premium details.
The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster will hit dealerships later this year, and while we can’t drive the same version of the sporty hatchback Ant Man does, the production version of the 2019 Veloster offers a lot of new design and technology features, including a potent turbocharged engine, advanced connectivity tools, and a stunning exterior design.
If you want to feel like the star of your own movie, drive the 2019 Veloster when it’s available this fall at Linwood Hyundai.
Kentucky is a beautiful state with a rich culture and history that is just begging to be explored. This is what makes it one of the best states for a road trip, especially if you drive a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Here are six destinations to add to your next Kentucky road trip.
- Mammoth Cave. This is Kentucky’s national park. It lets you explore the beauty that lies underneath the surface of our great state.
- Bourbon Trail. Make a trip all about the only American-invented spirit and visit some of your favorite distilleries.
- Harland Sanders Café and Museum. Head to Corbin to visit the birthplace of everyone’s favorite fried chicken. This is where the first people got a taste of the Colonel’s 11 herbs and spices.
- Natural Bridge. Cross the breathtaking Natural Bridge State Park near Slade. The hike is a bit intense, but the spectacular view makes it worth it.
- George Patton Museum. If anyone in your family is a World War II buff, make the trip to Patton museum in Fort Knox. While there, see if you can catch a tour of the gold depository.
- Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace. Plan a visit to the birthplace of one of our most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln, located near Hodgenville.
If you need a new vehicle to take on your Kentucky road trip, pay a visit to Linwood Hyundai.
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