Ford had initially estimated the C-max Energi plug-in hybrid would achieve a rating of more than 100 MPGe, and then Ford lowered those ratings back in July. Now it’s official. The EPA has tested and rated the Ford C-max Energi, and it’s received a combined rating of 100 MPGe combined.
The Ford C-max Energi plug-in hybrid is rated at 92MPGe on the highway, and 108MPGe in the city. That makes the C-max Energi North America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid. For comparison, the Toyota Prius Plugin gets 95 MPGe and the Chevy Volt plug-in get 98 MPGe.
The Ford C-max Energi is slated to go on sale later this year, and Ford has ground to make up. 1652 Prius Plug-in hybrids were sold last month, and the Chevy Volt sold 2,851 Volts.
Ford did sell 969 units of the Cmax Hybrid (non plug-in) in September, which does show that people like the design and features of Ford’s new compact crossover vehicle.
The Ford C-max Energi is America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Available later this fall, prices start at $29,995. The C-max Energi is part of Ford’s first plug-in hybrid and is part of Ford first hybrid-only line of vehicles.