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Ford Announces Solar Car

Imagine a car that ran completely on You could park it outdoors on a day, and while you shopped or or visited friends, it would be refilling its tank, at no cost to

Well, you don’t have to any further, this car will be to the public for the first time at the Electronics Show (CES), in Las next week.

The car is the Ford Solar Energi Concept. Its represents a significant leap a clean energy future, possibilities that many of us may not even considered before.

The Solar Energi Concept is the of its kind, a sun-powered car that can up and run completely untethered, away any gas station, away from the grid, away from altogether.

The vehicle has a solar panel that utilizes a special lens that increases the of energy that can be collected the roof area. The C-MAX Energi Concept has been an EPA estimated rating of 108 MPGe and 92 MPGe highway. An average owner could be expected to as much as four metric of greenhouse gas emissions, by avoiding charging.

That’s about as much as a typical American produces in a year.

The C-MAX Energi Concept, which is the of a partnership between Ford operating as a hybrid electric, can combined range of 620 miles, 21 electric only miles, the as the plug-in hybrid C-MAX. will be providing the high-efficiency panels for the roof.  The off-vehicle solar concentrator, was developed by researchers at Georgia works a bit like a magnifying and can amplify the incoming sunlight by a of eight.

That allows the batteries to up to 8 kW in a full day of sun, which is to being plugged into the for four hours. The car comes with a charging port, it to be used like any other hybrid vehicle (PHEV). worth noting that the concentrator is not portable and must in a stationary location, such as the driveway.

After the vehicle is as CES, the team will extensive testing of the vehicle in real-world scenarios. Ford its 2013 electric vehicle to post record-breaking sales in of 85,000 units of their six models for the year.

Internal modeling done at shows that the concentrated panels could power up to 75 of all trips made in a solar vehicle by an average driver. to the press release  (video),” could be especially important in where the electric grid is unreliable or expensive to use. “

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this first entry the solar vehicle space is an one, it’s likely the economics will not work for the driver, though I am sure the will sell to those in a to afford them, who either to show their support for technology or who have unique that might be an excellent fit for capability. However, I think reasonable to assume that as technology  continues to become more affordable and more future versions of this will begin to find way into more and more (would you park one in the garage?) the country.

The question will need to be however; does it makes to put the solar panels on the roof of the where it can be used both in the and to charge a plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle, where can, at times, serve as an storage device in an integrated arrangement. A similar question to be asked about whether an vehicle should be on or off the grid. are some scenarios such as to grid (V2G ), in which a of vehicles can serve as mass to help more fully renewable energy resources.

It’s worth pondering claim that if all light vehicles in this country this type of technology, the of greenhouse emissions saved amount to one billion metric That is more than the carbon  given off by coal in 2011, or 43% of all petroleum-based emissions that same year, should give you pause.

At the end of the from a total system the best plan is the one that in the most usage of renewable But individual circumstances will to dictate individual buying and a car this will certainly its niche among buyers.

Blog Entry by RP Siegel

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