2014 Ford C-Max Energi Could be Ford’s Most Technologically Advanced Vehicle

From the outside, the 2014 Ford C-Max Energi may at first appear to be just another oversized hybrid-electric vehicle, but it’s what you can’t see that makes the C-Max Energi truly impressive. What the C-Max Energi may lack in high-end elegance, it more than makes up for in fuel conservation and packing space – and could very well be the most advanced vehicle Ford has ever put into showrooms.

According to indystar.com, Ford offers two versions of the C-Max – a normal hybrid that achieves an impressive 42 mpg city and 37 mpg highway, and the plug-in version, which travels 19 miles on pure electric energy and achieves a total range of 550 miles.

The technologically advanced car features a lithium-ion battery pack which can be charged in just seven hours from a regular outlet, and just 2.5 hours with the optional 240-volt charger. Up front, a 2.0-liter gasoline-powered engine drives the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission. The system uses regenerative braking, electric heating, and a sophisticated control module to conserve (and use) extra energy.

The exterior was designed for maximum efficiency and features aerodynamic curves and smooth surfaces for enhanced airflow. Inside, leather seats, and audio and navigation controls feature an appealing and practical design, while the SmartGuage helps drivers learn what kind of driving will get the most out of their regenerative braking technology.

The 60/40 rear seats fully compensate for any space lost by the battery pack in the cargo area. Additional technologies include a semi-automatic parallel parking system and a hands-free trunk that opens by waving your foot over a sensor under the bumper.

The 2014 Ford C-Max Energi really is the whole package. From interior convenience and connectivity features to a state-of-the-are powertrain that will save you serious dough at the pump, the C-Max offers it all.

Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford to put a C-Max Energi to the ultimate test.

Ford Finds Charging Stations for Drivers with MyFord Mobile

2013 Ford Fusion

Drivers of Ford’s all-new plug-in hybrids, have no fear! Ford has teamed up with PlugShare, an aggregator of public vehicle charging stations, to bring you up-to-date information about where you can find charging stations to fill up your battery and be on your way again. No more driving and hoping you can find a station before you run out of charge.

As a newly-available feature of Ford’s smartphone app MyFord Mobile, this useful new station finder will be compatible with the new Ford Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles. These vehicles can achieve a jaw-dropping EPA-estimated range of 620 miles on one full tank of gas and one full charge. That’s insanely good. And most people don’t even realize that the majority of these charging stations are completely free to the public. Kind of makes you want to switch over and go hybrid today, doesn’t it?

The Ford C-MAX Breaks Records as the Fastest-Selling Hybrid at Launch

The Ford C-MAX has taken the title of “Fastest-Selling Hybrid” by clearing 8,030 vehicle sales in October and November, its first two months on the market. The C-MAX is doing remarkably well with customers, who are purchasing the hybrid three times faster than the Prius and Insight launches combined. The consumer opinions of the vehicle are overwhelmingly positive.

The C-MAX is a fresh competitor in the hybrid market, not only bringing leading fuel economy to the table, but also serving up a winning combination of performance, fun, and new technology that makes everyone happy. Popular opinion of hybrid vehicles has slowly grown over the past few years, but now about 60% of new car buyers are considering hybrids when shopping. They’re definitely worth checking out – head over to the dealer and give one a spin! Check them out online at http://www.ford.com/cars/cmax/.

The New Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid Top the Competition in Fuel Efficiency and Range

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in hybrid will soon be arriving at dealerships, but the new car is already making headlines by beating out the competition in terms of fuel economy and range.  The C-Max Energi has earned an EPA rating of 100 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) and will have an EPA-rated range of 21 miles on electric energy alone.

MPGe is the rating given to plug-in vehicles to accurately compare the combined electric and gas-powered efficiency to that of traditional gasoline models.  This rating, which takes the 21 mile electric range into account, bests the Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid, which receives 95 MPGe, and the Chevrolet Volt, whose fuel efficiency is rated at 94 MPGe.  On top of the EPA rating the C-Max Energi has received, Ford predicts that during city driving, the model will return 108 MPGe.

With the 21-mile all-electric range, the C-Max Energi has an overall range of 650 miles. This also beats out the competition, with the Toyota Prius PHEV receiving a range rating of 540 miles and the Chevy Volt totaling 380 miles.

The Ford C-Max Energi will go on sale in 18 markets this fall and will be released nationwide early in 2013.