Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid Review [VIDEO]

Timidly Going Where a Few Have Gone Before: Even as a science experiment, the C-Max plug-in hybrid is a qualified success.
2.0L Hybrid Electric Powertrain
Both the C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi Plug-In-Hybrid feature a powertrain that delivers responsive power.
7.6 kW Lithium Ion Battery
The C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid should be thought of as a hybrid plus. C-MAX Energi is designed to deliver maximum efficiency by combining a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine. You don’t need to plug in for an all-electric driving experience – the Regenerative Braking System can recharge the lithium-ion battery, which powers the electric motor.
Next-generation SmartGauge®with EcoGuide
The dual-LCD next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide is an innovative cluster that provides real-time information to help you get the most efficiency from your C-MAX Hybrid or C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid. SmartGauge with EcoGuide features a “MyView” screen so drivers can customize the screens to their liking. Efficiency Coach screens such as Brake Coach help you maximize your vehicle’s efficiency. Screens include Enlighten, Engage or Empower, and explain your options within each. Five-way steering wheel-mounted controls make it all easy. The gauge can indicate instant fuel economy, fuel economy history, odometer, engine coolant temperature, plus trip data including fuel economy, time-elapsed fuel economy and miles to empty. Watch the display grow leaves when you drive efficiently. Or watch them fade when you don’t. This green motivator works in any of the four display modes. You may also access your MyFord Touch® screens using SmartGauge.
Price start from $32,920

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