Ford has announced that the upcoming 2013 C-MAX Energi will have a base price of $33,745, without taking into account the $3,750 federal tax credit as well as the other tax credits that can worth as much as $1,500 in sunny California. The C-MAX Energi will be a worthy adversary for the Toyota Prius V Plug-in Hybrid, given its attractive price tag.
Under the hood it will have the same engine as the C-MAX Hybrid, a 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter unit which will work together with an electric motor, generating a total power output of 188 hp while with a fully charged battery the peak is of 195 hp. What sets the two models apart would have to be the external charge port for the C-MAX Energi, as well as the bigger lithium-ion battery. The owners of this car will be able to fill the battery pack by using a regular 120-volt outlet or the faster 240-volt charge station.
Ford has mentioned that the 2013 C-MAX can provide enough juice for up to 550 miles if the fuel tank is full and the battery is 100% charged. It can also run for about 20 miles only on electric power, while the MPGe figure stands at 95.
Source: Ford via Carscoop