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.
Henry Ford didn't invent the automobile, but his assembly line techniques made cars affordable for the masses, an ethos the company retains to this day. Now Ford produces a full line of vehicles, from compact sedans to large SUVs, and the best-selling vehicle for 32 years running in the US, the F-150 pick-up truck.
Offering all the fuel economy and practical interior space of a Toyota Prius v, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid adds significant power and a more engaged driving experience.
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.
After an EPA loophole granted the hybrid inflated economy estimates, Ford is voluntarily reducing the 2013 C-Max's claimed mpg and offering cash to keep owners happy.
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.
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