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Ford to unveil solar hybrid concept car at Consumer Electronics Show

Ford has yet to determine if it is feasible to mass-produce a vehicle that uses a lens to intensify its solar power.
Ford has yet to determine if it is feasible to mass-produce a vehicle that uses a lens to intensify its solar power.Credit: Ford Motor Co. via Associated Press

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Ford plans to unveil at this month’s International CES gadget show a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug.

The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car uses a gasoline engine combined with a gizmo that acts like a magnifying glass to concentrate the sun’s rays on the vehicle’s roof-mounted solar panels. The automaker says the vehicle’s estimated combined city-highway mileage is 100 mpg.

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