2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energy is a popular hatchback which will come onto the market improved. Plug-in hybrid system has solar panels that charge the battery of electric motors through renewable energy sources. The design has undergone stylistic changes to the front of the car: a front bumper, trapezoidal grille, LED headlamps with halogen projectors, new fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome accents and more. The interior of the vehicle delivers high-quality materials and sophisticated technology that will raise the level of comfort. Cab can accommodate five passengers, and the space between rows of seats is sufficient for the legs. Vehicle dimensions are remained unchanged, and the drive system relies on four-cylinder Atkinson engine and a 1.5 m2 solar panel. Much attention has been paid to this model, so it is expected growth in sales compared to the previous model.
2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energy – Engine
2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energy combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson engine and solar energy. Conventional engine will generate 141 hp and 129 lb-ft, while the solar panel with a battery of 8 kWh about 195 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 6o mph is achieved in 7.8 seconds and top speed is 102 mph. Achieved the autonomy of 620 miles, but in pure electric mode about 21 miles. Fuel consumption is estimated to 108/92/100 mpg. Plug-in hybrid system is paired with eCVT transmission which transmits torque to the front wheels. The solar cells have a capacity of 300 to 350 V. Detailed engine specifications shall subsequently be published.
2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energy – Price
2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energy has comfortable leather seats and telescopic leather steering wheel. The list of standard equipment includes: an 8-inch touchscreen, My Ford Touch infotainment system, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, entertainment systems and more. Occupant safety is ensured thanks to airbags, and curtain airbags for front and rear row of seats. Charge the battery on an installation of 240 V takes about 2.5 hours. Direct competitors are the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Tesla Model S and the BMW i3. The base price will be around $ 35,000 and the sales will start in the first quarter of 2017 year.