Ford C-MAX Energi gets EPA-estimated 100 MPGe combined

The Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid has been EPA certified as America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid with 108 miles per gall equivalent (MPGe) in the city with a total of 100 MPGe combined.

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“Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said John Davis, chief nameplate engineer, C-MAX Energi. “With $5-per-gallon gasoline, C-MAX Energi customers essentially will pay $1.25 per gallon for the same distance traveled compared with average vehicles estimated to achieve 23 mpg.”
The C-MAX Energi’s 100 MPGe combined rating beats the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid’s combined rating by 5 MPGe.

Power for the Ford C-MAX Energi comes from a 2.0 liter Atkinson 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric-motor that is fueled by lithium-ion batteries. Total range (depending on how you drive) comes in at 550 miles with around 20 miles of zero-emissions, pure electric driving.

– By: Omar Rana