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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

Posted By Marc Carter On October 11, 2012 @ 10:30 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | No Comments

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Ford’s all-new 2013 C-MAX Plug-in hybrid [1] was just rated as most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid available in the U.S. thanks to its 108 MPGe city rating and 100 MPGe combined rating. With today’s record gas prices [2], Ford [3] estimates that over the course of five years, C-MAX Energi customers could save nearly $7,000 compared to the average new vehicle.

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The C-MAX Energi’s 100 MPGe combined rating beats the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid’s [4] combined rating by 5 MPGe. With a starting price of $29,995, after federal tax credit , C-MAX Energi is also expected to be America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid.

“Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said John Davis, chief nameplate engineer, C-MAX Energi. “With $5-per-gallon gasoline, C-MAX Energi [5] customers essentially will pay $1.25 per gallon for the same distance traveled compared with average vehicles estimated to achieve 23 mpg.”

The C-MAX Energi [6] joins two other Ford models that have EPA ratings of 100 MPGe or greater. The Ford Focus Electric [7] is rated at 110 MPGe in the city and the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is projected to deliver over 100 MPGe. For buyers that would rather have a standard hybrid, Ford also offers the C-MAX hybrid [8], which is rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined.

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[1] 2013 C-MAX Plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/2013-ford-c-max-energi-is-the-most-affordable-plug-in-hybrid-available-in-america/

[2] gas prices: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=gas+prices

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

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

[5] C-MAX Energi: http://inhabitat.com/ford-announces-rating-of-47mpg-for-c-max-hybrid-energi-now-has-highest-electric-only-speed-in-industry/

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

[7] Ford Focus Electric: http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-we-drive-the-2013-focus-electric-in-san-francisco/

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

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