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The C-MAX Energi is expected to be America's cheapest and most fuel-efficient hybrid plug-in

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By Jedi2155 on 10/12/2012 2:45:57 AM , Rating: 2
Its a 20 mile EV range, but I doubt the 7.6 kWH is the "usable" amount. Just like the Volt only uses ~10.4 kWh of the pack, this one probably has a buffer as well.

Seeing that its rated at around 108 MPGe City (33.7 kWh/108 = ~312 Wh/mile). Round it to something like 340 Wh/mi combined then we're seeing something along the lines of 6.8 kWh usable which is closer to 90% usable. Ford must be a lot more confident on these batteries from Johnsons Control or they may get some serious degradation issues.

For reference the Volt uses only 65% of the pack, so the end user should still see 40 miles of range after 8+ years.

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