Ford C-Max Energi

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With 12 variations, the Ford Focus could almost be considered a brand all alone. From the variety of Focus sedans, hatchbacks, electrics, hybrids and even a performance version, there is nearly something for every driver application in the mid-size four-door configuration. We recently spent a week in the Ford C-Max…

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Ford C-Max Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Unless you have been keeping close tabs on Ford, you might have missed their recent flood of frugal vehicles – there are five variations now. In the last few weeks, we’ve had a chance to drive the Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL, Ford C-Max Energi (a plug-in hybrid), Ford Focus Electric…

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Test Driving Ford’s 2013 C-MAX Hybrid SEL

“Ford’s 2013 C-Max Hybrids intro next generation powersplit technology”  The Blue oval team at Ford Motor Company is committed to and focused on accelerating its fuel economy leadership drive with their two new 2013 C-MAX models – the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid. Both new models employ the next generation of Ford’s powersplit…

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Test Drive: 2013 Ford C-Max

By Bill Schaffer The Toyota Prius may finally have a worthy competitor in the 2013 Ford C-Max hybrid. In a classic case of one-upmanship, Ford rolled out its interpretation of the hybrid and their vision is impressive.  I had a chance to spend a few hours in Ford’s first dedicated gas/electric hybrid driving through the…

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Tiny Ford Engine Wins Big Prize

As engine displacements get smaller to save fuel, Ford’s latest little entry wins a big prize as it today was named 2012 “International Engine of the Year” by a panel of 76 journalists international journalists from 35 countries. Available in two outputs, the new Focus 98-horsepower 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 58.9…

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Ford’s Dedicated Hybrid Line

Ford’s first dedicated line of hybrids will be rolling in to dealerships this fall promising to deliver best in class fuel economy and innovative new technologies.  The efficient new C-MAX Hybrid Utility Vehicles will be available in two versions, the Hybrid and the Energi plug-in hybrid. The C-MAX is just slightly shorter than the Prius…

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Stylish Multi-Activity Ford C-MAX

First Application of Ford’s 4-Cyl. EcoBoost Ford is showing a new small seven-passenger multi-activity vehicle at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  An affordable alternative for a growing family, the new C-MAX offers flexible seating, spacious interior, sporty performance and best-in-class fuel economy. This new compact multi-activity vehicle introduces a host of…

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