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'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.
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.
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.
Green Car Journal awarded the Ford C-MAX Energi 2012's Green Car Vision Award. The Ford Focus Electric captured the award last year.
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.
The 2015 Ford Fusion Energi is a handsome and efficent hybrid sedan, but the benefit that the plug adds depends on how you utilize its 20 miles of EV range.