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PostMon Jan 06, 2014 10:24 pm » by Malogg


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New solar-powered Ford can recharge its batteries WITHOUT being plugged in

Ford has unveiled a new hybrid car with a roof covered in solar panels.

The C-Max Solar Energi claims to be the first sun-powered hybrid vehicle that does not depend on electricity for fuel.

The vehicle, which has one-and-a-half square metres of photovoltaic cells on its roof, will go on show at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 (CES) held in Las Vegas this week.

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The C-Max Solar Energi, concept image pictured, is set to be the first sun-powered hybrid vehicle that does not depend on the electric grid for fuel. Ford claims the car can cut greenhouse gas emissions per car by four tonnes a year

The panels, built by SunPower in California, have a single metal layer on the back of the photovoltaic cells.

This layer is fitted inside curved glass on the top of the car, which the company claims enables them to use 50 per cent more energy over the same surface area than standard solar panels.

However, these panels alone do not generate enough energy to power a car for a day.

Instead, Ford plans on amplifying the amount of solar energy harvested using a solar concentrator lens called a Fresnel lens, similar to that of a magnifying glass.

Fresnel lenses were originally made of glass and were used in lighthouses to extend the reach of light over the water. They are now made from lightweight acrylic.

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PostMon Jan 06, 2014 11:23 pm » by Slith


Only for summer driving. Too bad
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PostMon Jan 06, 2014 11:28 pm » by nearlyaminion


When they produce one that runs on wind and rain, it will do well here in the U K .

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PostMon Jan 06, 2014 11:32 pm » by Slith


nearlyaminion wrote:When they produce one that runs on wind and rain, it will do well here in the U K .


No kidding. One that runs on snow, ice and :bullshit: here in Canada
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PostMon Jan 06, 2014 11:34 pm » by The57ironman


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..or one that runs on hot air for washington DC.. :peep:


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PostTue Jan 07, 2014 12:08 am » by Uruk84


nearlyaminion wrote:When they produce one that runs on wind and rain, it will do well here in the U K .


or bullet impact energy, so i buy one in Rio de Janeiro. Kidding.

Here im Brazil the cost will be 300% up, so, no eletric car. :(

We have a lot of days with the sun burning everything, well almost everything, the politicans still alive. :(



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