Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept drives on solar power

Ford Motor’s C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a sun-powered vehicle has potential to deliver the best of what a plug-in hybrid offers. All this without turning to an electric grid for fuel. Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept uses solar power by using a special concentrator that acts like a magnifying glass. This directs intense rays to solar panels on the vehicle roof and does away with the need to power a battery from an electrical outlet.

“Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept shines a new light on electric transportation and renewable energy,” said Mike Tinskey, Ford global director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure. “As an innovation leader, we want to further the public dialog about the art of the possible in moving the world toward a cleaner future.”

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C-MAX Solar Energi Concept will be shown at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. The concept is a collaborative project of Ford, San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower Corp. and Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology. and Washington, D.C. It is estimated to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions of a typical owner by 4 metric tonnes.

Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept

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