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New Ford Solar-Powered C-Max

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Ford has announced the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle with tremendous potential for the future. The fact that Ford chose to build its solar energy vehicle on the C-MAX is fitting: the model is already one of the most efficient cars on the market. But this new concept takes efficiency to another level, with the potential to deliver all of the same benefits as a plug-in hybrid without depending on the electric grid for power.

On the roof of the Ford-CMAX Solar Energi Concept is a special concentrator that acts like a magnifying glass, which then directs the intensified solar rays to the solar panels on the vehicle. In its current state, a day’s worth of sunlight will deliver about the same performance as a fully-charged C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, which delivers a very high combined MPG equivalent of 100. But with its renewable energy source, the Solar Energi Concept could reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to four metric tons.

The future really is here. And you’ll be able to get your hands on it at Pegues Hurst Ford as soon as it arrives to the dealership.

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