• Ford offers SunPower home-based solar energy system with Focus Electric

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    Like we’ve said before, no electric car is truly carbon neutral, since these vehicles too indirectly pollute the environment, charging up by plugging onto grids that are more than often powered with coal firing plants. In an attempt to make the Focus truly green, Ford has tied up with SunPower and is offering a 2.5-kilowatt rooftop solar system to people who buy the upcoming Ford Focus Electric. The system is expected to generate about 3,000 kWh of electricity a year, enough to drive around for 1,000 miles a month! The idea behind the initiative is an attempt to offset the coal-generated energy your car feeds on while charging up at night, by sending clean renewable energy out to the grid during the day time with these chargers.

    Adding the SunPower option to your Focus purchase will cost you about $10,000, that’s after federal tax credits, thought the investment seems to be pretty worth-while!

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on August 11, 2011