Ford Takes Solar Car Charging to the Roof


I’ve previously written on the overlapping consumer interest in clean vehicles and clean energy, describing five pathways to make the connection between the two.  Today, Ford unveiled a sixth, covering the roof of a plug-in hybrid C-Max Energi entirely in solar cells and parking it below a solar concentrating canopy.  With the car slowly moving itself over the course of the day to follow the sun, it can be fully re-charged without ever plugging in.

It’s only a concept for now, but the video below is a good example of some innovative thinking to accelerate the market for both clean electricity and clean cars: