Ford has unveiled plans for a concept hybrid car which is solar-powered by panels on its roof. The Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept can draw power equal to a four hour battery charge, travelling for up to 21 miles just on electrical power.

The roof features a solar concentrator lens, similar to a magnifying glass, which enhances its ability to absorb solar power. It features sensors which follows the movement of the sun to ensure that the car is charging at an optimum rate.  Read the rest of this entry »