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Ford developing solar-powered vehicle

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Ford's rolling out a car that just needs one thing to make it go: the sun.

The C-Max Solar Energi Concept Car can fully recharge itself without having to plug in to the electric grid.

Instead it harnesses the power of the sun by using a special concentrator that acts like a magnifying glass, directing rays to panels on the roof of the car.

Internal data from Ford suggests the sun could power up to 75 percent of all trips made by an average driver in a solar hybrid vehicle.

The concept car will be on display at the International Consumer and Electronics show in Las Vegas next week.

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