Ford's C-MAX Energi Receives 620-Mile EPA-Rated Driving Range
October 19, 2012 7:26 PM
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The Toyota Prius plug-in has a 540-mile range while the Chevrolet Volt has a 380-mile range
After receivng an EPA rating of
miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) city/highway combined, Ford's C-MAX Energi has now been named the king of range with 620 miles per tank/charge.
According to Ford, the C-MAX Energi crushes the competition with an
EPA rated 108 MPGe city
and an EPA rated 620-mile overall driving range. The Energi is also capable of traveling 21 miles in all-electric mode and has 195 horsepower with a fully charged battery.
plug-in, on the other hand, has a 540-mile range while the Chevrolet Volt has a 380-mile range.
Not only will the C-MAX Energi be America's most fuel efficient vehicle with the longest range, but it will also be the most affordable. It has a starting price of $29,995, but is eligible for the federal tax credit. The EPA label also noted that customers could save almost $7,000 in gas over the course of five years with the C-MAX Energi.
“C-MAX Energi is America’s most efficient utility vehicle, a great symbol of how Ford gives customers the power to choose leading fuel-efficiency across our lineup with gas prices spiraling upwards of $5 a gallon in some parts of the country,” said John Davis, C-MAX chief engineer. “The C-MAX Energi’s leading range also means customers can spend more time on the road and more money on their priorities instead of at the gas pump.”
Ford also mentioned that the C-MAX Energi's range was designed to
address congestion problems
. A longer electric range means no wasted fuel while sitting in traffic.
The C-MAX Energi, due out this Fall, will also offer many of Ford's features like SYNC with MyFord Touch, MyFord Mobile, ECO Cruise and SmartGauge with EcoGuide.
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Looks like ass
10/19/2012 9:31:56 PM
I'm tired of mainstream car companies building hybrid / electric cars that look fugly. Just build them into existing frames that look decent (e.g. drop Insight and Prius, focus on hybrid Civic and Camry).
Or, make the electric cars look like Tesla offerings without the price (or possible bankruptcy), yeah one can dream...
RE: Looks like ass
10/19/2012 10:44:20 PM
The funny thing about images of this car is that if you use your thumb to block the top grille and imagine that the hood went all the way down to the fine-meshed one, it looks good.
I think this design element is a throwback to oldschool Fords, where they had that single bar across the grille supporting their badge. Unfortunately, it's throwing off the modern lines of the rest of the car, which looks decent.
It's like a cute and intelligent girl with a decent body, and even the face isn't bad, but you wish she did something about that thick unibrow...
RE: Looks like ass
10/22/2012 11:57:03 AM
I'm more concerned about them building cars without spare tires like the C-Max. Both the Hybrid and the Energi ship with a can of flat fix and a pump, with not even a space to add your own spare tire.
I still prefer a full size spare, but I'd settle for a temp spare. Based on how many flats (including ones that couldn't be repaired by a can for flat fix) I've had over the years, I will never buy a car without a spare tire.
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