At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, opened its doors in the beginning of January, 2018-2019 Ford unveiled its version of an energy-efficient car. Compact MPV C-MAX Solar Energi receives energy for the movement of the sun. The prototype is based on a hybrid version with the possibility of charging the traction battery from the mains electricity supply. Above unique project US auto giant has worked and continues to work in partnership with SunPower Corporation and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Recently, hybrids and electric vehicles become more popular and more accessible. 2018-2019 Ford Motor Company announces the implementation of 85 000 cars in and plans to increase their volume of sales in the new year. To a large extent achieve high sales of hybrid vehicles have helped the model C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid. The latter is not a plug-in hybrid, in other words, is not recharged from the wall outlet. In combined cycle vehicles consume 2.35 liters of fuel per hundred kilometers.
2018-2019 Ford C-MAX Solar Energi has a rooftop solar panels, covered with a special Fresnel lens, increasing exposure to sunlight. The patented SunPower development track movement of the sun and controls the battery charge. Range of vehicle travel is nearly 1,000 kilometers and 33 kilometers can be overcome solely on electricity. To recharge the battery energy storage in inclement weather, leaving the possibility of charging from the mains.
After the demonstration at the exhibition prototype expect numerous tests planned by the company together with the Georgia Institute of Technology, which will determine the future of the concept interesting. If the results of tests to meet the developers, the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept embodied as a production vehicle. According to the assumptions of the 2018-2019 Ford, solar energy will be enough for 75 percent of the trips average hybrid car owner, and the need for electricity in the case of plug-in hybrid in part disappears.