23 Jul '12, 6pm

Ford's new plug-in hybrid that gets 95 MPG will soon be available in the U.S.

Ford's new plug-in hybrid that gets 95 MPG will soon be available in the U.S.

The C-Max Energi will be available this fall, and it'll be Ford's first plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Based on the specs, it looks like it will be a great addition to the growing field of PHEVs, competing with the Chevrolet Volt and the Prius plug-in . And it should be pretty competitive: Ford claims the C-MAX Energi gets 95 MPG-equivalent, while the Volt is rated at 93 MPGe and the Prius PHEV should also get 95 MPGe . But while the Volt has the longest electric driving range of those 3, with 35 miles (soon to be 38 miles ), the C-Max Energi should still beat the Toyota with "more than 20 miles" in electric driving range vs 11 miles for the Prius PHEV. © Ford Here's a video of the C-Max in action: © Ford Ford is rolling out many electric and hybrid models this year: Focus Electric: Production began late 2011; America’s most fuel-efficient compact with 110 MPGe city; charge time o...

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