EPA Ready to Investigate Ford C-Max, Fusion Hybrid Fuel Economy Claims
January 15, 2013 9:44 AM
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EPA officials are confident that efficiency claims are true, but will investigate
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will test the fuel efficiency claims that Ford has put forward with its C-Max Hybrid and the Fusion Hybrid. Recent findings from
) claimed that both of the Ford hybrid vehicles fall well short of the claimed 47 mpg fuel efficiency.
"I am very confident that the sticker is sound, but I am also committed to keeping up with technology," said Chris Grundler, who heads the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, in an interview Monday on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show, about Ford's C-Max and Fusion hybrids.
"The integrity of that sticker is very, very important."
Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford C-Max achieved 37 mpg overall in
, 10 MPG short of Ford's claims. The Fusion Hybrid achieved 39 mpg overall in testing, short of the claimed 47 mpg on window stickers.
"These two vehicles have the largest discrepancy between our overall-mpg results and the estimates published by the EPA that we've seen among any current models,"
said in a statement.
Ford president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs says that Ford followed the EPA rules when certifying its vehicles. Grundler also notes that the EPA didn't receive any complaints on the fuel efficiency of Ford's hybrid vehicles until after the Consumer Reports story ran.
Ford is already facing a
over allegedly misleading fuel economy claims.
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RE: Consumer Reports?
1/15/2013 1:17:40 PM
I'd generally agree, but many major automotive publishers and regular consumers are seeing the same discrepancies as Consumer Reports.
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