Ford has announced that the 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi not only has a 108-MPGe EPA rating, but has the most range of any utility or compact vehicle with a 620-mile overall driving range. The C-MAX Energi tops its two main competitors, the Toyota Prius plug-in by 80 miles with its 540 miles of overall range, and the Chevy Volt comes in third at 380 miles.
"C-MAX Energi is America's most efficient utility vehicle, a great symbol of how Ford gives customers the power to choose leading fuel-efficiency across our lineup with gas prices spiraling upwards of $5 a gallon in some parts of the country," says John Davis, C-MAX chief engineer. "The C-MAX Energi's leading range also means customers can spend more time on the road and more money on their priorities instead of at the gas pump."
Ford has also pointed out that C-MAX Energi drivers could drive from Detroit to New York City, San Francisco to Las Vegas, or even Portland, Ore., to Twin Falls, Idaho, through the combined use of the power stored in the vehicle's advanced lithium-ion battery and one tank of gasoline.
"The C-MAX Energi is the first plug-in hybrid to combine significant electric only range with great overall range on a tank of gas," says Davis. "We expect many C-MAX Energi customers will commute largely on electricity, yet will still have the range, space and flexibility to take a long road trip without stopping every few hours."
The 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi arrives this fall starting at $29,995 after a federal tax credit.
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