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C-MAX Energi

A Look at the 2014 Ford C-MAX Energi

While the 2014 Ford C-MAX Energi may look like just another hybrid, in an ever growing segment, it’s whats underneath that make it stand out from the rest of the crowd. The C-MAX Energi may be the most technology advanced vehicle that Ford has ever produced. Powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, it can be charged in a prompt 2.5 hours via an optional 240-volt charger (and 7 hours with the standard outlet plug). Other new technologies featured are regenerative braking, electric heating, and a control module that dictates when to conserve and when to use energy.

C-MAX EnergiWorking with the battery pack is a 2.0-liter gasoline-powered engine mated to a continuously variable transmission that propels the front wheels. It’ll travel 19 miles on pure electric energy and a total range of 550 miles, making it a quite impressive electric car! In Ford’s standard version of the C-MAX, still a Hybrid, gets an EPA ratings are an impressive 42 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Using Ford’s SmartGauge, driver’s will be able to learn good driving habits and how to utilize the regenerative braking system.

C-MAX EnergiOther technologies that you’ll find the C-MAX Energi are a semi-automatic parallel parking system as well as a hands-free trunk that will open by waving your foot in front of a sensor located underneath the bumper.  With the additional space taken up by the battery pack, the rear seats are 60/40 split to fold down and give you 42.8 cubic feet of space, making it quite a roomy electric. Pair it with the leather seats and audio and navigational system and you’ve got an electric car that offers a little bit of everything.

Stop by Pegues Hurst Ford today and see for yourself how the C-Max Energi is the total package.

 

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