2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 15 October 2012 , 08:10:46 byEmil

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Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

According to the American carmaker Ford, their new achievement, the Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid has the best fuel consumption level in the US. To be more precise, the car can return an EPA-certified 108 mpg equivalent in the city and 100 mpg equivalent on a combined cycle. The specialists say that the owners will have the possibility to save up to $7.000 over the course of five years in comparison with a regular new car. The new 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is actually more efficient when it comes to the fuel consumption than the 2013 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid with around 5 mpg equivalent.

The carmaker established a starting price of $29.995 which includes delivery and destination fees and after federal tax credit. With this price tag, the new 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi will be the cheapest plug-in hybrid sold on the North American market. The carmaker will also offer the Ford C-MAX Hybrid which has a fuel consumption of 47 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway and 47 mpg on a combined cycle. The US specialists do not stop here. Apparently they have plans to introduce the new Ford Fusion Energy. This model has a fuel consumption of 100 mpg equivalent. The Ford Focus Electric uses 110 mpg equivalent in the city.

The carmaker will offer different features for the new 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, some as standard and some as optional. The standard ones include SYNC with MyFord Touch, MyFord Mobile, SmartGauge with EcoGuide, ECO Cruise, EV mode button, regenerative braking, and hybrid transmission. The list of new elements continues with advanced lithium-ion batteries which are smaller and lighter than nickel metal hybrid batteries used in previous generation hybrids. The new model will feature as standard charge port with LED light ring which is located on the side of the driver.