If you have a commute under 50 miles and a place to plug the car in, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi makes an economical and excellent commuter and family vehicle.
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Ford will triple production capacity of electrified vehicles in the U.S. by 2013, investing in more C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Ford is bringing two new versions of its C-Max people carrier to the eco-friendly party -- a C-Max Energi extended-range vehicle and a C-Max Hybrid.
Ford showed off the U.S. version of its C-Max model, already sold in Europe, at the 2011 Detroit auto show. Along with this introduction, the company brought out the C-Max Energi, Ford's first plug-in hybrid.
Ford's C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid that marvels in its fuel efficiency and tech, but good luck hauling stuff in the trunk.
Ford's new plug-in hybrid drives under electric power for up to 21 miles, and reverts to a standard hybrid when its electric range is used up.
The new plug-in hybrid from Ford offers a comfortable driving experience with practical interior space and potentially fantastic fuel economy, supplemented by power from the grid.
Green Car Journal awarded the Ford C-MAX Energi 2012's Green Car Vision Award. The Ford Focus Electric captured the award last year.
Ford introduces the C-Max, in both gasoline and hybrid models, at the 2011 Detroit auto show.
After a little more than three years on the market, the plug-in hybrid Volt is approaching 60,000 units sold. Is that enough momentum to compete with the mind share of the Prius and Tesla? We ask General Motors.