Ford hybrid car charges in direct sunlight

American carmaker Ford has developed a hybrid car which charges from solar panels in its roof. The C-MAX Solar Energi which has been created with solar tech firm SunPower is charged by a separate, magnifying glass-style lens called a solar “concentrator”. This system which has a patent pending boosts the sunlight hitting the solar panel […]

UK team hopes solar car wins world race

The car may look like a space pod that could fly but it’s actually hoping to do something debatably far more impressive: win a marathon desert race powered by solar energy. The group of Cambridge students who designed and built the teardrop-shaped green car hope it will win the World Solar Challenge in Australia. The […]