Ford’s C-MAX will be coming to North America in two very distinct versions. The C-MAX hybrid will be using a traditional gas-electric powertrain, but perhaps the more interesting model will be the C-MAX Energi, which uses a plug-in hybrid technology.
“We project C-MAX Energi will have 20+ miles of “pure” electric-only range,” says Wesley Sherwood, from Ford’s Electrified Vehicles Communications team. That means that it’ll have about triple the range of the Prius Plug-in.
Thanks to Ford’s new powersplit technology, the C-MAX energy will also be able to go on pure-electric mode at faster speeds than any other plug-in hybrid.
When the batteries are depleted, the C-MAX’s frugal 2.0L engine kicks in, allowing the car to travel up to 550 miles on a single charge and tank.
Now that you’ve gone through our list of upcoming electric cars, why not take a look at 11 hybrid vehicles that are hitting dealers soon.