Do you remember Pure Tension Pavilion made by Volvo company? In this article we would like to show you the latest solar invention created by Ford. Maybe this will be one of the keys to our “clean” future?
New project of Ford is even more interesting than Pure Tension Pavilion mentioned before because it is designed as an independent vehicle, without requiring connection to the main grid or other charging devices. Fully charged, electric car can cover same distances as a standard Ford C-MAX Energi can. To achieve this goal, it is using a special concentrator, which directs sun rays to solar panels, placed on vehicle roof by using Frensel lens (originally developed for use in lighthouses). Ford company truly believes in solar car potential which can be one of the first steps to pro-ecology future. Mike Tinskey, Ford global director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure made the best possible comment for his company work:
"As an innovation leader, we want to further the public dialog about the art of traveling the world toward a cleaner future."
Solar car will be now tested in real world, outside research laboratory, to verify the influence of many different climate conditions and its practical usage as well as weather it will feasible as a production car. In case of successful introduction of C-MAX Solar Energi Concept on the market, it could be the best solution to Africa communication problems (considering the beneficial insolation of this world region and the giant economy of the vehicle in overall summary).
If C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, made by Ford company, starts to travel by world roads, it will be another significant step towards clean future direction, but even if this innovative solar car does not pass his tests, it will still mean something, because it shows us how many new ecological ideas are created to change both – our minds and our environment for better.