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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

Posted By Marc Carter On July 24, 2012 @ 10:30 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | 1 Comment

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Ford [1] has just announced that the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid [2] is now America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi is officially priced at $29,995 after the federal tax credit, which undercuts its biggest competition—the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid [3].

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Set to arrive this fall, the 2013 C-MAX Energi will be able to travel up to 20 miles on electricity alone, is rated at 95 MPGe and will have a total driving range of 550 miles on a single tank of gas. “The Ford C-MAX Energi [2] is within financial reach for those who want a hybrid, but is also something customers will want to reach for because of its unique look and amazing value,” said Michael O’Brien, Ford [1] electrified vehicle marketing manager. “It offers exceptional fuel economy, better features and a better price tag than a Prius plug-in hybrid, which we think will help make C-MAX Energi [4] one of our most attractive vehicles for import customers.”

The Ford C-MAX Energi is the second version of the Ford C-MAX hybrid models. Ford calls the C-MAX Energi a “hybrid-plus” because it not only operates just like C-MAX Hybrid, but also features an external charge port and larger lithium-ion battery [5] pack so owners can plug in the vehicles to fully charge the battery using either a standard 120-volt outlet or the available 240-volt charge station [6]. Both C-Max hybrids are powered by the same 2.0L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that generates a total 188 horsepower, but can reach as high as 195 horsepower with a fully charged battery.

The 2013 C-MAX Energi has a sticker price starting at $33,745, but is eligible for a $3,750 federal tax credit and in California the C-MAX Energi [4] also is expected to qualify for additional tax credits up to $1,500.

In addition to the C-MAX hybrid [7] and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Ford is also going to introduce the all-new 2013 Fusion hybrid and Fusion plug-in hybrid this fall. The 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid [8] is expected to be the most fuel-efficient midsize car in the world with more than 100 MPGe.

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[1] Ford: http://www.ford.com

[2] 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/ford-unveils-c-max-energi-and-c-max-hybrid-at-detroit-auto-show/

[3] Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/toyotas-plug-in-prius-pricing-revealed/

[4] C-MAX Energi: http://inhabitat.com/president-obama-visits-the-washington-auto-show-and-swoons-over-fords-plug-in-hybrid-electric/

[5] lithium-ion battery: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=lithium-ion+battery

[6] 240-volt charge station: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=240-volt+charge+station

[7] C-MAX hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/2013-ford-c-max-hybrid-fords-first-dedicated-hybrid-starts-at-25995/

[8] 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/ford-unveils-2013-fusion-energi-plug-in-hybrid-at-the-detroit-auto-show/

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