Ford C-Max In Grand Rapids, Michigan

Solar C-MAX Boasts 21 Sunlit Miles

June 4th, 2014


Imagine running your Ford vehicle off pure sunlight. Sounds pretty neat, right? Thanks to one of Ford’s latest concept cars, this futuristic dream may be closer than you think.

C-MAX Solar Energi Concept aims to make green vehicles more accessible to drivers, eliminating the need for underdeveloped electric grids and capitalizing on one of our most abundant natural resources.

With a full charge, Ford said it will have the same total range as Ford’s conventional C-MAX Energi of up to 620 miles, which includes 21 electric-only miles.

Ford said the sun could power up to 75% of all trips made by an average driver in a solar hybrid vehicle, but it also didn’t elaborate on distance traveled. However, the concept vehicle is expected to reduce the annual greenhouse gas emissions a typical owner would produce by four metric tons.

The concept may not be perfect, but it’s a step in a sustainable direction. We’re excited to see elements from this creep into the next Ford lineup!


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