Ford C-MAX Energi garners 2012 Green Car Vision Award

Green Car Journal awarded the Ford C-MAX Energi 2012's Green Car Vision Award. The Ford Focus Electric captured the award last year.

The 2013 C-MAX Energi hybrid headlines Ford's transformed lineup, one third of which will feature a model with 40 mpg or more in 2012. The new C-MAX is targeted to achieve better fuel economy than Toyota Prius V. Ford

Green Car Journal dubbed the Ford C-MAX Energi winner of the 2012 Green Car Vision Award yesterday at the Washington Auto Show. This is the second consecutive year Ford has won top honors; the Ford Focus Electric garnered the award last year.

The Ford C-MAX Energi, which will be available in late 2012, is built on the same global C-car platform as the Ford Focus and future Ford models, the automaker said.

The C-MAX Energi bested four other finalists , including the BMW i3, the Cadillac ELR, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, and the Tesla Model S.

"The C-MAX Energi delivers on efficiency and versatility, while its engineering enables straightforward use of a common platform for a wide range of uses, buyers, and worldwide markets at manageable cost," Green Car Journal editors said in an announcement.

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Suzanne Ashe has been covering technology, gadgets, video games, and cars for several years. In addition to writing features and reviews for magazines and Web sites, she has contributed to daily newspapers.

 

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