DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 11, 2012 – We know that many Americans facing record gasoline prices. So the all-new Ford C-MAX Energi is America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid.
I mean with an EPA- certified 108 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) city rating. As well as 100 MPGe combined rating.
Over the course of five years, C-MAX Energi customers could save nearly $7,000. For that’s compared with the average new vehicle. All according to the federal EPA label. Comparative savings could also go even higher. Especially if the current trend of rising gas prices continues.
Beat the Prius
The C-MAX Energi’s 100 MPGe combined rating beats the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid’s combined rating. All most interestingly by 5 MPGe. With a starting price of $29,995, after federal tax credit. As well as destination and delivery costs. For the C-MAX Energi is now expected to be America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid.
In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating places the C-MAX Energi in an elite group of production vehicles. All that have also received EPA ratings of 100 MPGe or greater.
For this group includes the Ford Focus Electric at 110 MPGe in the city. The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is also due out in early 2013. It is also projected to deliver 100+ MPGe. The addition of the Fusion Energi will help create one of the industry’s most fuel-efficient car lineups.
In conclusion, the C-MAX Energi joins the C-MAX Hybrid as part of Ford’s first hybrid-only dedicated line of vehicles. Furthermore the C-MAX Hybrid, available in dealerships this fall. Most noteworthy it is now officially EPA-certified at 47 mpg city. Finally, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined. Thereby beating Toyota Prius v by up to 7 mpg.