2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi is a developing concept. If this concept is adopted, it is expected that the sale could occur in 2017. or 2018. Competitors in the market could be Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Tesla Model S and BMW i3. This concept is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi front


This model will have a 2.0-liter Atkinson engine of 141 hp and 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) of torque. Unlike a standard plug-in hybrid system, was made with solar cells. It consists of a 21 solar cell arranged on an area of ​​1.5 m2. The capacity of these cells ranges from 300 to 350 W. It is equipped with a solar concentrator and sun-tracking technology, which allows much more electricity than the solar cells themselves. This technology enabled a capacity of 8 kWh (equivalent to 4 hours of charging lithium-ion battery). It is filling and the standard electrical wiring. Ford C-Max plug-in hybrid has a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. The maximum range of the system would be 620 miles (998 km), while only in electric mode can travel about 21 miles (34 km). Production of solar energy system will be 195 hp. Top speed is limited to 85 mph (137 km/h). Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is achieved for 7.8 seconds. Consumption will be 108/92/100 MPGe. It will have a front-wheel drive. The engine is combined with eCVT automatic transmission.

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi rear


It will be made ​​on Ford’s global C platform with four doors. The wheels are 17-inch aluminum with wheelbase 104.3 inch (2649 mm). Dimensions: length 173.6 inch (4409 mm), width 72 inch (1829 mm) and height 63.9 inch (1623 mm). Built recognizable large trapezoidal grille. Front LED lights with adaptive halogen headlights.

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi front interior


Equipped with space to accommodate five passengers. Cab be made ​​from the premium materials. The seats are exceptionally comfortable upholstered in leather. The instrument panel is equipped with two 4.2-inch LCD screen. On the center console mounted 8-inch touch screen. This screen has the MyFord Touch infotainment system.

2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi rear interior

Price 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Solar is not known. Standard plug-in hybrid will be priced around $ 35,000.

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