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Ford C-Max Energi

2013 C-Max Energy, courtesy of Ford
2013 C-Max Energy, courtesy of Ford
2013 C-Max Energy, courtesy of Ford
2013 C-Max Energy, courtesy of Ford
2013 C-Max Energy, courtesy of Ford

Description

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford C-Max. The C-Max Energi can drive in all electric mode up to 75 mph and has a total range of over 600 miles(gasoline and electric combined). Unlike the Chevrolet Volt, the car will have an intermediary blended phase where both battery and gasoline energy sources are used. The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is now available in North America.

Specs

Vehicle Type: 
Cars & Trucks
Drivetrain: 
PHEV
Range: 
21 mi
Target: 
Now Available
Top Speed: 
90 mph
Connector Type: 
J1772
Price (USD): 
$32,950

Comments

Anonymous's picture

Kudos

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Anonymous's picture

CMax Energi

Purchased a CMax Energi in 2013. Build quality looked good initially, but a year later, the car squeaks a lot as I drive (loosening up?) Gas mileage in hybrid mode is not as good as advertised -- EPA has estimated it down to 38 mpg. But at least Ford sent me a check to make up the difference. The software is wonky at best - Sometimes shuts itself off. Sometimes the rear camera doesn't turn on. Sometimes when it does turn on, it doesn't show the lines, etc. Battery range is all over the map. In cold weather, the range is very low. In hot weather, turning on the climate control will lower the range by 30%. Sometimes it doesn't turn on, you have to go through the startup process again. And now the driver side window wants to auto-roll itself down whenever it gets to the top. And no, I've not had any accidents. With all that said, the car does save me a lot of gas. Would I buy it again? No, I would not.
Anonymous's picture

To be fair, every car I've

To be fair, every car I've ever owned has listed in its respective car manual that certain bolts and screws needed to be reset to proper torque within the first six months of ownership and then checked again at usually 1 year intervals. I would think that to be the case even more so with smaller cars constructed with much more malleable materials. With that said, I always daydream about owning another "American made" vehicle when thinking about buying a new car, but then quickly come to the realization that the Japanese alternative is always a much wiser choice from a quality standpoint alone.
Anonymous's picture

Most nuts and screws should

Most nuts and screws should never loosen on a vehicle if they are manufactured and installed properly. I'm not a mechanic but I believe the only adjustments on most vehicles would be the lugs on the wheels. Obviously a nut can loosen over time and just about all moving parts wear and need adjustments but iscrews loosening, no. If you're car is only a year old I would make a fuss at dealer about it.
Anonymous's picture

Jury's still out with my

Jury's still out with my Energi. I've realized really quickly that, between the climate where I live (New England), and the fact that half of my daily commute is mostly straight uphill - my office has a great view but it's literally at the highest point in the area - I'm not getting anywhere near the expected range, either EV wise or ICE wise. The best range I ever managed to get was about 30 miles - that was in late Summer when I first purchased it. one good thing about the hilly terrain is the ability to supercharge my battery while regen braking. On the whole though, I usually end up charging to about 18 - 23 miles at most - my car is not enclosed at night so that also varies. Factor in the above, plus needing climate control, I would say I consider it a success to get 10 miles on one charge. The uphill part alone, even when I force it into hybrid drive, takes the equivalent of about 3 - 4 EV miles, but is only just over a mile worth of road. Sadly also is the fact that, not counting my home charger, I can count on one hand the number of J1772 stations in my area - and I live outside a capital city. I don't charge at the office, as all of our parking lots aren't anywhere near an outlet, and I don't foresee investing in or installing an EV charger for one employee of nearly 500 to use. Lets see what the summer (when it decides to arrive in September) brings. But to conclude - I think my choice on an EV Hybrid was great, but the world where this car lives has a lot of catching up to do. Maybe a traditional hybrid, next time...
Steve's picture

How to drive your Energi

Up hills run the car in EV later. Down hill or on flat roads EV now. Run in auto mode, I never do. The run to work is 80 miles round trip. My MPG is sitting at 53 MPG and I don't charge at work either. I have my route to work, and my route to home is different. Change the way you drive and the jury will be on your side!
Anonymous's picture

CMax Energi

I love my Energi!! It's perky and gives a smooth drive. My husband, who has a Mercedes, has taken to driving my car often. He says it has a better pick up and is very comfortable. (6"2"" and a bad back) As far as mileage, I get up to 26 miles on electric spring through fall unless I turn on the air. The winter is more like 18 so there is a big difference. I pay 0.0628 for electricity so it costs about 52 cents if I use all the electricity. It's way better for me since gas has gone up to $4.05 for regular in the Chicago area. What you actually get is not necessarily what it says when you turn it on. The reading is much lower if hubby has been driving but I can get more than it says when I drive (women are much better drivers). It estimates what you will get based on the last driver. I just look at the odometer to calculate what I actually get. It's perfect for me since I only drive more than 25 miles once or twice a week. Hope more people wake up and get off gas.
Anonymous's picture

Clean up the multiple postings

The moderator or who ever is running this site needs to clean up the multiple repetitive postings.
Anonymous's picture

Love my C-Max Energi

Best car I've ever had. Great gas mileage. My husband is 6' 5" and fits and he can see out the window comfotably. It' our evening and weekend car. I drive it to work on just electric. Go over 3 months on a tank. Love the smoothness and great effortless acceleration on the freeway. I PLAN ON GETTING THE SOLAR VERSION WHEN IT COMES OUT.
Anonymous's picture

Love our C-max energi

We purchased our C-max in June 2013 with a full tank of gas and still have a half tank. Over three thousand miles pluging in at home every day on 120v only! My wife does almost all of the driving but we always go out together enjoying our daily travels. We are getting kind of old but if we live long enough we would love to go all electric. I hope some day the technology will advance so everyone may be able to enjoy EV driving! Ray

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