Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Debuts at CES

Ford is bringing a new version of the C-MAX plug-in hybrid to this year’s 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Ford C-MAX Solar Energi concept is based on the C-MAX Energi, but thanks to its solar panel roof, it can harness the power of the sun.

Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept


Ford is bringing a new version of the C-MAX plug-in hybrid to this year’s 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Ford C-MAX Solar Energi concept is based on the C-MAX Energi, but thanks to its solar panel roof, it can harness the power of the sun.
Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept

“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. “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.”

Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept

The C-MAX Solar Energi concept takes a day’s worth of sunlight to deliver the same performance as the conventional C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. With a full charge, Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept has a driving range up to 620 miles, including up to 21 electric-only miles. The concept also retains its charge port so that drivers have the option to power up via the grid. By using renewable power, Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept is estimated to reduce the annual greenhouse gas emissions a typical owner would produce by four metric tons.

Source: Ford