When Ford decided several years ago to offer the C-Max and American customers , the audience finds itself in wonder . In this market applies a standard rule that the bigger always better , it seemed that the car on the platform of the Ford Focus , which is at the lower than Ford’s smallest crossover , Escape, does not make sense . It is planned to offer a rich and atmospheric twin – turbocharged (EcoBoost) petrol engines , but at the end of the day the offer was based only hybrid with a 2.0L engine and 188 hp . After a solid initial success , which has even managed to surpass the popular Toyota Prius V , the American carmaker is the 2013 year to expand its offer with an electric plug-in hybrid, the energy of the label.
2013 Ford C-Max Energi – Features
With a starting price of $ 33.745 , 2013 Ford C-Max Energi belonged to the group in which there are two similar cars – $ 32.795 Toyota Prius Plug -In and $ 39.995 Chevrolet Volt. And slightly less expensive 2013 C -Max Hybrid , Energi provides a battery that is located at the point where the majority of the car is a spare tire , but what distinguishes the two models is the fact that Energy can travel up to 32 kilometers on electric motor before it starts gasoline engine.
The batteries can be charged in just 2.5 hours with a 240 volt charger or seven hours using a standard 120 volt charger. When we mention the gasoline engine , to say that this is the same engine that powered the previous generation Focus , thanks to the electric motor total power increased from 141 hp to 188 hp . Although at first glance it looks like a typical crossover , the 2013 C- Max is a vehicle that is most impressed journalists. Despite the high weight, which amounts to 1,754 kg (or almost 450 kg more than focus on which is based ) for an electric car 2013 Energy provides solid performance with acceleration to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds and a top speed limited to 166 km / h .
Besides high comfort and quiet ride , one of the most positive features of this crossover is its interior. In the style of European cars , the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi provides premium interior with rich equipment and high visibility. With the higher price of $ 7.750 , compared with the C -Max hybrid and almost twice the price of the basic four-door Focus , Energy certainly is not a cheap car , and its market is limited . Although the market of electric cars is still limited , there is no doubt that she would go down in history as one of the first successful such vehicles .