New concept car to debut at Consumer Electronic Show

LAS VEGAS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A concept car that uses a combination of a gas engine and solar power will be unveiled next week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

Ford's C-MAX Solar Energi compact car harnesses solar power with panels mounted on the roof.

The car offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid, but without the need for a plug.

The automaker says the car can travel as far as 100 miles per gallon, and a full-day of sun would equal a four-hour battery charge.