This fall Ford’s first plug-in hybrid will hit showrooms, the 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi. Ford has just announced that the C-MAX Energi will have a starting price at $33,745, but after the $3,750 federal tax credit the price drops to $29,995. With a starting price under $30k, the C-MAX Energi is officially America’s cheapest plug-in hybrid.
Even though the C-MAX Energi will be the cheapest plug-in hybrid, it has more than triple the electric-only range of the Toyota Prius plug-in with the ability to travel more than 20 miles in electric mode. It also delivers a projected 550 miles of total range, a 95 mpg equivalent (MPGe). “The Ford C-MAX Energi is within financial reach for those who want a hybrid, but is also something customers will want to reach for because of its unique look and amazing value,” said Michael O’Brien, Ford electrified vehicle marketing manager.
For buyers that don’t want the plug-in hybrid system, Ford also offers the C-MAX hybrid that is powered by the same 2.0L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and electric motor as the C-MAX Energi. The system puts out a total 188 – reaching a peak of 195 with a fully charged battery. The C-MAX Hybrid will get a projected 47 mpg city and starts at $25,995.
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