Ford execs are mulling the idea of selling its plug-in hybrids, the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi, to European customers for the first time.
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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.
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.
The EPA has forced Ford to lower the MPG ratings on six of its vehicles by as much as 7 MPG, due to an internal testing error.
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.
Ford is fighting dirty with this satirical response to the controversial Cadillac ELR ad, combining compost with their hybrid car, the C-Max Energi.
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.
This Chevy Orlando hybrid that was recently caught testing outside of GM’s Detroit headquarters with an interior that was littered with hybrid components and testing gear, followed closely by Chevy Volts and a Ford C-Max. So, what have we here?
The C-Max is the first hybrid that I have spent a significant amount of time with. My other experiences are an hour with a Prius and 3 laps of a test track in a Focus Electric. I liked the Focus Electric and was underwhelmed with the Prius, but the C-Max has opened my eyes to hybrids! I learned a lot about myself, my driving style, and what it means to be a hybrid driver slow.
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.
Nick Chambers didn’t just review the Ford C-Max Energi; he bought one. Read his review to find out why.
While Chevy Volt sales were once watched closer than Kim Kardashians tweets, these days sales have essentially plateaued while production has ramped up. That has left GM with more than a 140 day supply of the plug-in hybrid, so the General is offering up to $5,000 off 2012 models to help dealers move them off of showroom floors.
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.
While General Electric has a vested interest in see electric and plug-in hybrid cars storm the car market, GE has apparently had a change of heart. The electronics and aviation giant announced that it was no longer seeking to replace much of its fleet with 25,000 hybrid and electric vehicles. Instead, GE will pursue other alt-fuel options, including CNG and propane.
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.
I’ll be the first person to admit when I am wrong, and I have been critical of the decision to hype up the Ford C-Max hybrid for months in advance of actual sales. But the tactic seems to have worked, as in the first two months of sales the Ford C-Max Hybrid has become the fastest-selling hybrid car ever.
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.
Marching forward with its plans to launch a slew of plug-in hybrid vehicles this year, Ford has finally put a price and details to the much-anticipated 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid. Starting at $39,495 before tax credits, does the Energi have what it takes to overtake favorites like the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-in?