The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid is one of the most unique and innovative vehicles in this generation that is able to dash up to 85 mph and go 20 miles or more with no reason of using its own gasoline engine. According to some car experts, the C-Max Energi Hybrid is far better than the plug-in edition of the Toyota Prius hybrid. The American car company’s Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid was even certified by the Environmental Protection Agency at a range of 620 miles, and has the more superior ratings compared to its plug-in hybrid rivals like the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid which is certified by the E.P.A. at 540 miles of total range, and the Chevrolet Volt that is certified at 380 miles..
Ford Motor Company also announced that its 2013 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid accomplished an EPA-certified 108 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) city and 100 MPGe combined, Versus the Toyota Prius’ plug-in hybrid, by 5 MPGe. The C-Max Energi Hybrid is the vehicle that ranked higher than the all-electric 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV with a combined MPGe of 112, and even its brother the 2012 Ford Focus EV with 110 MPGe.
Ford’s 2013 C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid has a very comfortable and spacious interior that seats five passengers, and comes outfitted with the most recent version of Ford’s MyTouch infotainment system. This vehicle also has a MyFord Mobile smartphone application that allows drivers to monitor charging, find charging stations, plan trips and adjust to its owner’s need with its plug-in hybrid capability.
The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and is rated at 141 hp and with an electric motor, for a totality system output of 188 horse power, and has the ability to set the powertrain into one of three modes using the button on the center console. First mode, the EV Now runs the vehicle on the lithium-ion battery pack until it is exhausted, and its gauge displays coach the driver to maximize battery-only range. Next is the EV Auto, which is the typical hybrid-operation mode that runs the vehicle on a mix of power from the battery pack and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. And lastly, the EV Later, that puts the power priority on the four-cylinder engine, saving the battery pack for later, this is ideal for highway cruising, making its battery pack to be used later for the duration of stop-and-go driving.
The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid is mostly identical with its brother, the C-Max Hybrid but uses a modified edition of its structure. According to Ford, an overnight battery fill-up will give the C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid a 120-volt power, and as soon as the vehicle started, it will function as an EV until the battery comes to a level that needs charging from the onboard Atkinson-cycle engine. Its charge port has the identical four-quadrant lighting scheme that is the same with the Focus Electric, in which a ring surrounding the plug lights up in stages to indicate how fully the batteries are charged. The C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid owners will have access to MyFord Mobile that allows remote admittance to the car for charge scheduling, battery level checking, and regulating the cabin and battery temperatures before it is unplugged.