Ford testing plug-in hybrid that charges via rooftop solar panels

Not shown: the giant lens that makes this all worthwhile. Ford The efficiency of solar panels and electric drivetrains has reached the point where the Sun can easily send cars across Australia. But fully solar-powered vehicles involve a lot of compromises in terms of performance, carrying capacity, and driver comfort. Such vehicles are not something you could use for your daily commute, while commuter cars simply don't have enough surface area to host the panels it would take to run them. Read more [...]