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gopherthis
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:51:50 PM

......Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept shows why we’re not driving on sunlight
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.By Justin Hyde
Managing Editor, Yahoo! Autos
..PostsWebsiteEmail..By Justin Hyde | Motoramic – 4 hours ago
....Email 0Recommend53Tweet0Share0Print.....Those of us who were children in the Reagan years may remember the science-project awe of the first solar-car race — the 1987 contest won by a General Motors project that looked like a one-eyed insect. Since then, despite advances in solar panel tech, solar-powered vehicles still resemble devices for cooking drivers rather than real vehicles.

In the latest bid to use the sun to drive our cars, Ford will show off the vehicle above later this month at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Labeled the Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept, Ford says it shows how
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:12:08 PM

Wait and see
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:01:38 PM

Keep the ideas rolling.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:47:34 PM

good
msf1527
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:38:15 PM

Just drill for more oil.... leave this " green fantasy" for the stupid.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:15:15 PM

Everything has its limitations.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:51:35 PM

Whatever
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:16:39 PM

could sell well in the middle east maybe, of course they have camels already

[Edited by: humblepie at 1/2/2014 6:16:39 PM EST]
VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:56:04 PM

Wouldn't work up here...
another rainy day of many
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:51:18 PM

great if you live in the desert.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:42:43 PM

I'll bet the tech is mostly there.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:26:36 PM

As storage gets better we will see more solar vehicles.

They may be used in special situations and in special locations but the promise of free energy is something most will have to take seriously.

This special situation is not different than using a van for certain transportation needs or small vehicles for others. We all have specialized needs and vehicles to meet those needs.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:14:45 PM

This is tinkering at the margins with a proposition doomed from the start by the laws of physics.

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:38:31 PM

neat
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:32:51 PM

How does this work
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:29:10 PM

ok
Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:26:54 PM

How does this work at night or on cloudy days?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:18:41 PM

I wasn't a child and the reagan years weren't pretty
gizbo123
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:16:20 PM

Sooo, night driving is out i guess?
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Ok
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