Ford C-MAX Concept Car Unveiled With Roof-Top Solar Panels For CES 2014
The roof panels of the C-MAX Solar Energi have a concentrator, like a magnifying glass, that more efficiently collects the sun’s rays to charge the battery. The company claims that a day’s worth of sunshine can deliver the same performance as its plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi, and the vehicle can deliver 108 MPGe city and 92 MPGe highway for an average of 100 MPGe.
Ford says that by relying on solar power and staying off the electrical grid, drivers of the C-MAX Solar Energi would save some four metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
Ford developed the car in tandem with SunPower (which provided the solar technology) and the Georgia Institute of Technology and will be showing it off at CES next week.
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