Ford C-Max Energi Can Run 20 Miles On Electricity Alone

Posted Jul 21, 2012

Ford Motor Company said that their upcoming plug-in hybrid vehicle, C-Max Energi, will be able to run slightly more than 20 miles on electricity alone.  This is more than the 13- mile battery-only range that the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid supports.

The C-Max Energi is able to extend their range to 550 miles when the gas engine kicks in.  The 5-passenger vehicle is certified at the equivalent of 95MPG in combined city/highway driving.  The pricing of the vehicle is not yet known.

However Ford will offer a $25,995 C-Max hybrid that has a smaller battery pack, which will not be a plug-in.  The C-Max is being built in Wayne at the Michigan Assembly Plant.

“Ford’s electrified vehicles offer a great combination of efficiency, performance, technology and affordability that we believe will help spur adoption of these advanced vehicles,” stated Ford director of electrification programs and engineering Kevin Layden.

[Free Press]