In Europe, Ford’s C-MAX gets a host of new active safety systems designed to reduce collisions in the city or on the open road.
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Ford is working on launching an all-new dedicated hybrid line that will ride on the next-generation C2 platform and offer several body styles.
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.
Solar-powered cars have long been a dream of futurists across the world, and in 2014 we get one step closer thanks to a new concept car. The Ford C-Max Solar Energi, which debuts as the Consumer Electronics Show later this week, can deliver the same all-electric driving range and performance by recharging via the sun. […]
When the Ford C-Max Hybrid rolled out last fall, the Blue Oval made a big deal about the Prius-rivaling 47 mpg rating. Unfortunately for Ford, real world driving results were nowhere near Ford’s mpg claims, launching both lawsuits and a Federal investigation. The end result cost the C-Max 4 mpg, and Ford millions of dollars in restitution payments.
Nick Chambers didn’t just review the Ford C-Max Energi; he bought one. Read his review to find out why.
J Mays, vice president of design at Ford Motor Corporation, said that their hybrid cars are flying off the shelves in California. He also added that the US hybrid market is growing as a whole, slowly, but steadily. Looks like Americans are finally warming up to hybrids.
You can bet that GM already has a good idea of what consumers what in the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. That means rumors and hearsay are starting to trickle out, though sometimes a single sentence from one suit can send the automotive media into a feeding frenzy. So comes word that the Chevy Volt may offer less range in the future…or on the flipside, even more range.
There’s a bit of trouble in paradise over the real-world fuel economy of the Ford C-Max Hybrid and 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which are delivering less-than-expected mpg numbers for many consumers.
Few companies have so vehemently and vocally supported hybrid and electric vehicles like General Electric. While it is obviously in the interest of GE, which produces charging stations and electrical components for electrified vehicles, GE made waves by pledging to replace half of its vehicle fleet with plug-in vehicles. Two years later, and that pledge is holding up, albeit at a slow, methodical pace.
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.
The Ford C-Max Hybrid seems to be the Blue Oval’s answer to the Toyota Prius V, offering a versatile crossover vehicle with high-mpg figures. Just how high we didn’t know until this week. The upcoming C-Max Hybrid will reportedly deliver 47 mpg in city driving and 44 mpg on the highway, handily beating the Prius […]
Late last night, Ford quietly let slip a few details about their upcoming, purpose-built hybrid, the C-Max. The Blue Oval’s Prius-fighter will only be available as either a hybrid or plug-in hybrid model, and we all assumed they would be powered by EcoBoost engines. Well hidden in the details was the news that two new […]
This morning Ford has taken off the veil of its latest concept car, called simply the “Evos.” A design study more than a planned production car, the Evos gives us a glimpse of what future Fords may look like. Bonus; it’s a plug-in hybrid.
When Ford first introduced the C-Max to America, it was pledging two hybrid 5-door versions, and a 7-passenger mini-van. Well the mini-van isn’t coming here, meaning the C-Max will be available only as a hybrid. Is this Ford’s own Prius? I guess, in a way, yes, even though it does share the C-platform with the […]
Ford had the biggest and most bombastic new-car introduction of the whole Detroit Auto Show. More than that though, they introduced the best looking concept, and gave me a lot more to look forward to than minivans. I already spent time griping about the C-Max, even though they are coming in plug-in and hybrid flavors. […]
Well I’m back from Detroit, refreshed, and ready to return to writing. Rather than go over every single thing I saw, I’m gonna give you a quick overview followed by a few in-depth articles later on. Let’s get to it.
Last year, Ford promised to build not only electric cars, but more hybrids as well. The Blue Oval has delivered, rolling out the C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid MPV’s at the Detroit International Auto Show.
Due to the quickly increasing worldwide fuel efficiency and emissions standards, hybrids appear to be the dominant car of the near-term future — with plug-in hybrids and full battery electric cars coming along over the next decade. While I personally don’t care for hybrids (they are a band-aid, not a panacea), automakers and consumers seem pretty […]