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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi

By luanpa in | January 18, 2011 | (1) Comment

Revealed in Detroit and slated to go on sale in the US sometime in 2012, the Ford C-MAX Energi will be the automaker’s first-ever production plug-in hybrid model.

Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid are based on the new Ford C-MAX five-passenger multi-activity vehicle, and each will offer high mileage and low emissions as well as distinctive body design and a flexible interior.The plug-in hybrid and third-generation full hybrid leverage Ford’s global C-car platform, acclaimed powersplit architecture, next-generation driver information features and advanced lithium-ion battery systems.

Both the C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid models will be built alongside the all-new 2012 Ford Focus and Focus Electric at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. The plant’s production is powered in part by one of the largest solar energy generator systems in the state.The C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid vehicles sold in Europe in 2013 will be built at Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain, starting in 2013.

Power for the new Ford C-MAX Energi will come from a high-efficiency 2.0-four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine paired with an electric motor energized by a new, high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack that’s significantly smaller and lighter than the nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) unit found in the current Fusion Hybrid.

As it does in the current Fusion Hybrid, Ford’s powersplit hybrid architecture allows the Energi’s engine to operate independently from the motor and either charge the battery, provide driving force or deliver a combination of both.While there’s no word yet on its EV-only range, Ford says the C-MAX Energi’s “right-sized” battery pack can be fully recharged overnight using a standard 110-120V home outlet.

Like the new 2012 Focus Electric, the 2013 C-MAX Energi will offer its owner a full array of advanced control and connectivity features — both on-board and remote — courtesy of dedicated versions of the MyFord Touch and MyFord Mobile systems.Its custom-programmable MyFord Touch displays help a driver manage and track everything from overall efficiency/economy and battery charge status to the electric demand requirements made by its various ancillary systems.A “Brake Coach” feature even advises on how to make best use of the Energi’s regenerative ABS disc stoppers.Borrowing another page from the Fusion Hybrid, the Energi also has a Smart Gauge with Eco-Assist display that shows long-term fuel efficiency, either in a conventional graphic or as a vine that gains or loses leaves.

Teaming the MyFord Mobile app with a smartphone or web-device gives drivers access to an equally impressive set of remotely controlled actions, from monitoring the charging process and locking/unlocking the doors to receiving various notifications and downloading specific data sets for analysis.Also in the mix will be the Microsoft-powered Value Charging feature that can optimize scheduling of the recharging process to help minimize cost.







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  1. Monex says:

    The just-unveiled Ford C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid will hit the market in 2012providing consumers with a plethora of drivetrain choices in one platform. Case-in-point after last weeks announcements and at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show about the impending release of the Focus Electric at the end of 2011 today Ford announced at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that they would be bringing the worlds first plug-in hybrid microvan to market in 2012the C-Max Energi…Based on the that Ford is bringing to the U.S.