Following the downward revision of the Ford C-Max Hybrid fuel economy rating, sales of the hatchback hybrid have fallen over 50% in just a year.
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With more hybrid cars on the market than ever, it should come as no surprise that sales of hybrid vehicles continue to grow month after month. 2013 could prove to be a watershed year for hybrid cars though, with sales of both pure electric and hybrid vehicles putting on strong showings in an increasingly competitive car market.
Ford received a lot negative attention and a federal class action lawsuit for advertising their new C-MAX hybrid and the Fusion hybrid’s 47 MPG efficiency. It all came to a head after Consumer Reports stated that the fuel efficiency ratings obtained from their own test results were 17% and 21% lower than the EPA fuel efficiency that Ford claimed. This backlash could lead to new hybrid vehicle testing methods from the EPA.
Sound the sad trombone, because once again there is a lawsuit over the failure of drivers to achieve the listed EPA mpg numbers. This time it is Ford which is facing the wrath of angry car buyers, spearheaded by a buyer out of California who wants the Blue Oval to reimburse him for his purchase while ceasing sales tactics highlighting the 2013 Ford Fusion and C-Max Hybrid’s 47 mpg rating.
When the Chevy Volt was first announced, Dr. Lyle Dennis was among the first and most enthusiastic supporters of this new-fangled plug-in hybrid. He even went so far as to start a website that has become a cornerstone of the Chevy Volt community, GM-Volt.com. But alas, all good things come to an end, and Dr. Dennis is trading in his Volt…for a Ford.
Ford is positioning the 2013 C-Max Hybrid as a Prius fighter, and for good reason. For more than a decade, the Toyota Prius has been the undisputed King of Miles Per Gallon. But with pretty much every automaker in the world gunning for it, the MPG gap is growing narrower by the day. The Blue Oval announced that the 2013 C-Max Hybrid nets a combined mileage of 47 MPG…just 3 MPG behind the mighty Prius.
I’ve read a lot of press releases about Ford’s upcoming Prius fighter, the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. But nobody has actually gotten a chance to drive this plug-in, nor has Ford been forthcoming about some of the most important figures, specifically an expected EPA MPG rating. Ford has however announced that the C-Max Energi will […]