Ford C-Max Energi: The Best Of Two Worlds?
The internal combustion engine is one of the most successful and longest lasting technological applications. The improvements in efficiency, performance and reliability continue for decades and apparently still for a while. However, at one point, we will say “Good Bye” to fossil fuels and fully embrace to electro-mobility. This means a long transition. And nothing better than a hybrid car symbolizes this transition.
Based on the universally successful Focus, Ford’s C-Max combines the reliability and anxiety-free range of a gasoline engine with the futuristic hybrid technology.
Charge your car fully by planning in advance, and depending on your route planning, you may not visit a gas station for weeks even months. Or to cope with any uncertainty and route volatility, drive your car just as a traditional gasoline vehicle. you can drive in electric only mode up to 65 kilometers, thanks also to regenerative braking. The seamless transition between gasoline and electric power makes driving more enjoyable. Forgive the extra space in the trunk occupied by the battery.
Ford Focus C-Max a solid and comfortable vehicle, fun to drive. You have to decide if the premium for hybrid over gasoline engine makes sense. And it depends on your annual mileage and also driving style. Realistically, very fews people choose an hybrid or a full-EV, just to save to world, but because it makes economic sense for those people.
Do your homework, do the math and decide.
Type of vehicle: Compact size high-roof Hatchback
Engine: 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder Atkinson Cycle hybrid engine, 141 hp of power, 129 lb-ft of torque. Permament magnet AC synchronuous EV motor with 7.6 kWh Li-ion battery
Transmission: Electronic, continuously variable transmission
Price (base/as tested): CAD 31,999 / 38.329
Destination charge: CAD 1,600
Natural Resources Canada fuel economy (L/100 km): city; 9.7 highway;7.6 as-tested; 10.6
Optional features: Equipment Group 303A: 3,695.00
(Premium Audio & Navigation Pkg, Hands-Free Technology Package, Power Liftgate, Rearview Camera, Keyless Entry/Start/Tailgate, Parking Technology Package, Active Park Assist)
2.0L ATK IVCT Engine, CVT Transmission & P225/50R17 Tires and are standard
Charge-Cord-Bag (Dealed-installed: 85.00; Stainless Steel Scuff Plate: 150.00; Exterior Protection Package: 300.00; Charge-Door Graphic: 75.00)
Total Other Options: 4.730.00
Destination & Delivery: 1,600
Total Price as Tested: 38,329.00
Article: Varol McKars
Pictures: Varol McKars, Basak McKars
Test vehicle was provided by Ford Canada (via BHG Media Fleet)
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