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Ford C-Max Energi

2013 Ford C-Max first drive


Thinking a plug-in hybrid? Ford lengthened your short-list by 50 per

San Francisco, Calif. — Throughout the but hectic history of hybrids, have tried a bewildering of variations on the technology itself. But form the actual hardware has one decision has remained simple: package the gas-electric powertrain in a body specific to the hybrid, or it as an additional powertrain choice in an product line.

Now here Ford with a hybrid that bridges both The Ford C-Max is already established in Europe as a mainstream people-mover offering a wide of conventional powertrains. At one point, was even planning to bring C-Maxes to Canada and the U.S.

Photo: Jeremy Sinek

The C-Max Hybrid operates any other conventional hybrid vehicle (HEV) that its own electricity as it drives; the object of our here, however, is the C-Max a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) a larger battery that can be with an initial dose of from a wall-plug or a charging

Like other PHEVs the Chevy Volt and the Prius ) the C-Max Energi bridges the gap conventional hybrids and full vehicles. After an overnight the PHEV can operate in purely mode for most if not all of the average daily drive. After initial charge is used up, the reverts to normal hybrid with the gas engine and the electric taking turns or working as needed.

In the case of a PHEV, determining the electric range is not as simple as the the better. More EV range a bigger battery, which weight, which hurts economy in HEV mode. Not to mention interior space being up by the battery.

There is little agreement automakers on how much EV range is for a PHEV. The Chevrolet Volt, for is batteried-up for an electric range of 60 kilometres; the Prius plug-in, settles for around 18 km (all figures based on U.S. EPA

Other areas of divergence how fast the automaker let their go in EV mode, and how long they to recharge.

Along comes

Ford C-Max Energi

Photo: Jeremy Sinek

this spectrum comes the Energi, which projects 34 km of range, or an EV top speed approaching 140 (the Prius plug-in is to 100 km/h) and a 240V recharge of around 2.5 hours (Prius, 1.5 Volt, four hours). also claims a combined EV and HEV of 1,000 kilometres, which it is 130 more than the Prius

This is Ford’s third-generation powertrain. An Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre gas is paired through a power-split CVT with an 88-kW electric — all also shared with the Hybrid.

Although both share the same five-seat the Energi’s larger batteries add 259 lbs of mass and also encroach cargo space, down 24.5 to 19.2 cu.-ft. the seats up and from 52.6 to seats down. The wagonoid v is closest in size to the C-Max, the Prius Plug-in is based on the hatchback version. The Fords more passenger room either Prius, but the Toyotas their respective Ford in seats-up cargo room.

The Energi’s $36,999 MSRP is $7,000 more than the C-Max Hybrid ($30,199) the same SEL trim (the is also available in an SE grade at $27,199). Depending on your however, available government narrow the gap. In Ontario, for the plug-in qualifies for $5,808 the plain hybrid gets $1,000.

Continued: Gas consumption on short trips

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