2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi

The 2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi is a developing concept and if the concept is adopted it is expected to be in the market in the year 2017 or 2018. If this concept is adopted, it will help in the reduction of the greenhouse gases by approximately 4 tonnes per year. Unlike the standard plug-in hybrid system, this car is made with a solar concentrator and a sun tracking technology that allows for more for electricity rather than the solar cells alone.

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi front

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi – New Features and Design

The car measures; 173.6-inches in the overall length, 63.9-inches the height and 72-inches in width. The wheelbase is relatively large and measures 104.4-inches, and a 17-inch alloy wheels are available for this car. The front grille is large and trapezoidal. The use of LED lights that have adaptive halogen headlights provides an enhanced vision during the night thus providing a better driving experience. Available are a variety of colors that users will have to choose from according to their choice of preference. The side windows come with a sleek accented stainless structure.

From the inside, the 2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi is the cabin space is relatively large and can comfortably accommodate 5-adult occupants at the same time providing sufficient head and leg room. The seats are leather wrapped and carefully designed to provide maximum comfort to the user of the vehicle. On the centre console are a 4.2-inch LCD touch screen and an 8-inch touch screen that is integrated with the MyFord Touch Infotainment system. The car is fitted with Airbags, both the side and the front that protects the rows of the seats as well take care of drivers.

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi interior

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi – Engine Options

The 2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi is expected to be fitted with a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, and this battery pack allows the car to travel at the top speeds of 85 mph. The solar production generates an approximately 141 horsepower and this in turn offers a top speed of 102 mph. The acceleration achieved from 0 to 60 mph is due in 7.8 seconds. For the efficiency of the car consumption to the solar energy is 40 mpg while in the city and trafficked towns, and 36 mpg while on the express highway and a 38 mpg when combined both the solar power and the battery pack. The maximum range for this performance is 620 miles. However besides being powered by solar energy, this car provides an alternative and allows for a possible charge through a standardized electrical installation either 240 V to fully charge for about 2.5 hours or 120 V to charge fully in about 7 hours. The car consumption for electrical energy is estimated to be 108 MPG while in the city and 92 MPG while on the express highway and 100 MPG,e when combined.

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi rear

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi – Price and Availability

If the idea of the Ford C-MAX is adopted, then the car enthusiast should expect this model of the 2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi to be released to the market in the year 2017 or the year 2018. The price of the car is not clearly known at the moment, however, it’s speculated by the car experts, that the car will be priced at $35,000.

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