Sunlight is perhaps one of the most widely-available natural resources we have on Earth. It offers immense amounts of energy, but you have to have the right tools to capture it. Engineers at Ford have designed a new C-MAX Solar Energi Concept that uses solar panels to draw energy from the sun.
What makes the C-MAX Solar Energi different from other solar-powered cars is that it uses an innovative concentrator that works like a magnifying glass. This then directs intense solar rays to the solar panels and these get changed into electricity. This process would give the C-MAX Solar Energi the same performance abilities as the standard plug-in hybrid version.
“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, in a press release. “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.”
While the C-MAX Solar Energi is still in concept form, we hope it makes it to production. Imagine how great it would be to not have to worry about finding someplace to plug-in.
Here at Shults Ford we have the 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi available now.