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Palmetto_Kid
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:06:15 PM

Ford announced a new concept car on Thursday fueled almost entirely by the sun, without depending on a power outlets or charging stations for fuel.

C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, which will be on display at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas next week, aims to make green vehicles more accessible to drivers, eliminating the need for electric grids that are often underdeveloped, unreliable or pricy. Still, the car comes with a charge port and can be fueled by at a charging station like other solar-powered vehicles.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:55:36 PM

It would get me to work and back, too (of course, that's just the electric-only range). It would also address the lack of outlet availability for those of us who live in apartments - it could simply charge out in the sun while I'm in the office. Build it as a sedan and I might just be intested.
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 7:31:06 AM

How will the government get their cut?
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 3:19:07 AM


Good point BEGTWO from Maryland.

I could run my usual errands for supplies in 21 miles or less easily.
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:08:12 AM

That would get me to work and back
Becky_Gelke
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:02:44 AM

OK
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:14:13 PM

Excellent
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:48:09 PM


And to think they said the new horseless carriage would never catch on .........
kinerykg7
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:47:59 PM

good
TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:14:58 PM

Yawn. This kind of stuff works in Arizona, but not so much for most of the rest of the country. If we survive another 50 years the technology might be more in line with the rest of the country.
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:33:41 PM

and sunlight is free!
Snowball2013
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:15:26 PM

Awesome!
00MrSlate00
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:29:39 PM

ok
Kamakani
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:12:41 PM

Way to go Ford!
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:02:31 PM

it is a start, if it works.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:53:56 PM

what a concept eh ?, i pass
madison8359
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:38:10 PM

This will only get better with time.
andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:29:38 PM

21 miles today, 500 miles in the future.
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:41:12 PM

cool test
kag2010
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:35:06 PM

Way to go Ford!!
0003
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:30:06 PM

pity the vampires who have to drive.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:58:42 PM

It's just a concept. I cannot go to the dealer to buy it.
tnfran
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:46:11 PM

Way to go Ford!! Needs to come to market soon, won't make the Oil Co's happy though but too bad. Then lets see what the "speculators " will do with that.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:28:29 PM

junk
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