Ford C-MAX Energi outlast competition with 620-mile range

The EPA has rated the range of the Ford C-MAX Energi at 620 miles, reports Gene Latta Ford in Hanover, PA.

Online PR News – 26-October-2012 – HANOVER, Pennsylvania – Gene Latta Ford in Hanover, Pennsylvania is excited to announce the Environmental Protection Agency has rated the range of the Ford C-MAX Energi at 620 miles.
The extended range of the C-MAX Energi allows it to travel further than any utility or compact vehicle including the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid and the Chevrolet Volt. Not only that, but the C-MAX also achieves up to 21 miles in all-electric mode, meaning the average worker can commute one way to their job without using gas.
“The C-MAX Energi is the first plug-in hybrid to combine significant electric only range with great overall range on a tank of gas,” says John Davis, C-MAX chief engineer. “We expect many C-MAX Energi customers will commute largely on electricity, yet will still have the range, space and flexibility to take a long road trip without stopping every few hours.”
The car will debut this fall with an EPA-estimated 108 MPGe in the city and 92 MPGe on the highway. Ford expects more consumers to purchase hybrid vehicles as range and overall mpg increases to combat rising gas prices.
“C-MAX Energi is America’s most efficient utility vehicle, a great symbol of how Ford gives customers the power to choose leading fuel-efficiency across our lineup with gas prices spiraling upwards of $5 a gallon in some parts of the country,” says John Davis, C-MAX chief engineer. “The C-MAX Energi’s leading range also means customers can spend more time on the road and more money on their priorities instead of at the gas pump.”
The Ford C-MAX Energi offers more than just supreme gas and electric mileage. It also features 195 horsepower with a fully charged battery and class-exclusive technologies like a hands-free liftgate and active park assist.
The Ford hybrid will be priced at $29,995 following a federal tax credit.