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Ford — C-Max Solar Energi Concept Car

C-Max Solar Energi is a sedan with solar panels built into its roof. Instead of plugging the car into an electric port, the vehicle utilizes energy derived from solar rays.

The concept was developed in collaboration with California-based SunPower Corporation and the Georgia Institute of Technology. On a full charge, the C-Max concept has the same range of a current C-Max Energi Production vehicle, which is 620 miles. But the Solar Energi only gets 21 electric-only miles. The car is woefully inefficient, but the proof of concept is there, and we're excited to see a company like Ford tapping into renewable energy technology.

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