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A brief outing in the brilliant Ford CMAX Energi

s C-MAX Energi is perhaps the balance between a hybrid and plug-in enhancement of already efficiency and versatility.

Remarkably it even cost that if you can take full advantage of the Federal tax credit plus may be offered by the state where you

Without knowing anything electric cars or hybrids you can this car and drive it like you any other, excluding those V10 or big HEMI engines, of course.

than being perfectly when you first turn it on, it much like any modern car – very well when upon to do so, gracefully slogging heavy traffic while sipping petrol, and retrieving energy every time you or descend a hill.

Speaking of small engine vehicles to have a hard time them – straining little and pistons until you thought would burst. Not so with the Energi. It is happy to climb hills or long grades – or like a Mississippi River Queen – fast and hard.

Along the way it gently informs a how special it really is. When you a small graphic on the left of the cluster tells you how much kinetic energy was reclaimed. something pleasant involved it states 99 or 100 percent of braking was returned to the battery.

The 2013 Energi is rated to get as much as 108 in normal driving – as we kept an eye on our MPG reading, an ongoing computation by the the actual mileage ranged 65.2 to 88.3-mpg as we crossed the area four times in ways.

This involved residential driving, faster on main thoroughfares, speedy driving, plus ascent and of minor grades. Starting a full charge and low gas tank, 60 miles used up less half the C-MAX Energi’s and very little gas at all.

It has a total of 188 horsepower with and motor combined, a top speed of 85 (in mode) and a 21-mile range on electric power. With a tank and full charge, the C-MAX Energi can travel 620 without refueling or plugging in.


The C-MAX Energi’s combustion engine is a 2.0-liter I-4 engine

The electric motor 88kW of traction producing

An electric generator also drive the motor

A Vehicle Controller directs power to and the various components, eliciting a symphony of performance

Plus no car today is without regenerative one of the hybrid’s gifts to the automotive

The 2013 C-MAX Energi quietly because of its EV function, but is insulated from street as well. Quiet driving is usually found in luxury but the threshold of a peaceful commute is down in price.

All of Ford’s plug-in models a three mode functionality the use of electric power in combination hybrid drive, or hybrid only reserving the battery for later or full electric independently on demand. These are respectively known as Auto EV, EV and EV Now.

This feature is found on the Fusion Energi.

Aldighieri, Ford Ergonomics brought up an interesting point at a Power of Choice presentation, Ford’s current array of vehicles. The C-Max hybrid, Energi, and Focus Electric all are interchangeably without retooling on the line as the gas-powered Focus, the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion are made in a different plant, he This allows Ford to rapidly adapt to the marketplace by more of the models most in

That means whatever the public decides is right, the can readily produce the model in demand as needed, and still a profit.

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The C-MAX Energi is roomy, performs well and is competitively

The one downside of the plug-in version is the battery capacity takes up of the cargo space, but it gives a lot in return at the pump. Rear floor storage compartments to make up some of the lost

From our perspective, a plug-in makes a lot of sense for the foreseeable The C-MAX Energi has more fuel capacity, range, efficiency and room for occupants the Chevrolet Volt or Toyota

The C-MAX Energi comes a cord to plug it in to a 110-volt taking seven hours to fully from zero An optional 240-volt charging is available from third installers and can cost from to $1,000, depending on your box and the distance the circuit must

With this unit the will recharge fully in 2.5 hours. If you live somewhere in was once labeled as the Great Desert on 19th century referred to a the American Southwest, will provide a connection to allowing the investigation of a solar producing up to 3,000 kW annually.

Mobile, an available smartphone enables owners to manage recharging when electricity is at its and even allows pre-setting a temperature for the Ford when is planned.

The model driven had a listed price of $35,440 and may discount the federal and local tax for you, greatly reducing the of the vehicle to the consumer.

In conclusion, the C-MAX Energi has a lot going its way and for concerned with saving for life’s other concerns it well be worth a look.

Ray Gerbich, Master Sales for the local Ford dealer who granted our test drive, he had recently called a buyer to ask how liked their new C-MAX

The couple was expecting and hubby his wife pick out the C-MAX – to up funds for the coming bundle of

The woman answered phone and to his query, “I’ll let you know if my ever lets me drive

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