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Ford Brags about C-Max Energi

Ford Brags about C-Max Energi

Nov 15 2012, 1:46pm CST | by

Ford C-Max Energi can go 21 miles on electricity alone

Ford is taking the time out of its schedule to brag about its C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. The vehicle has an EPA rating of 100 MPGe combined, with 108 MPGe in the city and 92 MPGe on the Highway....

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Ford Brags about C-Max Energi

Nov 15 2012, 1:46pm CST | by

Ford C-Max Energi can go 21 miles on electricity alone

Ford is taking the time out of its schedule to brag about its C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. The vehicle has an EPA rating of 100 MPGe combined, with 108 MPGe in the city and 92 MPGe on the Highway. The vehicle can travel up to 620 miles on a single tank of fuel and a fully charged battery.

Ford says that's 80 miles further than the competing Toyota Prius plug-in. The Energi is also able to travel 21 miles on electric power alone, which is nearly 3 times the electric only range of the Toyota, at up to 85 MPH. The vehicle is also the cheapest plug-in hybrid on the market according to Ford.

The Energi has a sticker price of $29,995 after the federal tax credit. The Energi has 195 net system horsepower when the battery is fully charged. That gives an advantage over the Toyota of 60 Porsche power. 620 miles on a single tank of fuel is a long way indeed.

 
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Ford abandons practice of removing items to boost heavy-duty pickup payload ratings

Sep 2 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford said it will abandon its practice of stripping removable items from its heavy-duty pickups to boost their payload ratings and will join competitors in u ...
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Ford abandons practice of removing items to boost pickup payload ratings

Sep 2 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford said it will abandon its practice of stripping removable items from its pickups to boost their payload ratings and will join competitors in using base curb weigh ...
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Ford has adopted the SAE J2807 towing-capacity measurement standard for their F-450 crew cab 4x4 pickup and maintained its insane 31,200 pound rating. They really want to end this "best-in-class " dispute with Ram, but Chrysler still ...
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Thinking of buying a used police car? Here's how to do it

Sep 2 2014 7:53am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal, Police/Emergency, Read This Back in college, I was the house and risk manager for my fraternity. As you can imagine, this was a stressful job, as I was forced to monitor not only the many idiotic whims of my brothers, but the potential impact those ideas had on our house. My least-fond memory of those hazy years involved a brother who drove a retired police cruiser. He desperately wanted to be a cop and took to driving his blacked-out, push-bar ...
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