[VIDEO] Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept, with solar roof panel, going to 2014 CES
The North American based automaker Ford has officially pulled the wraps off the C-Max Solar Energi Concept ahead of its public debut scheduled for 2014 CES, in a world premiere.
The new 2014 Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept will be making its public debut during the 2014 CES. The model in question has been equipped with a solar roof panel and it’s basically a plug-in hybrid with a battery pack which can also be charged from the sun’s power and not only from an electrical outlet. This is using a concentrator, which was specially developed for this model, which is acting as a magnifying glass, directing the sun’s rays to the solar panels, which have been mounted on the roof.
“Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept shines a new light on electric transportation and renewable energy. 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”, said the Ford global director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure, Mike Tinskey.
A day’s worth of sunlight can provide, according to the car manufacturer, a total range of 998 km (620 miles), with 108 MPGe / 92 MPGe / 100 MPGe in city / highway / combined and by using this vehicle, the annual gas emission will be reduced by four metric tons per owner each year. Production of the Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept is under the question mark and tests will be made over the following months to see if this is feasible.
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Top Gear’s new Season 21 is back tonight, on BBC2 with the brand new Episode 6. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James ...