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 |  Jun 12 2014, 2:36 PM

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford is reducing the fuel economy rating on its C-Max hybrid for the second time since the car’s introduction as a 2013 model year vehicle.

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 |  Jan 02 2014, 8:32 AM


Ford’s latest concept car wants to literally go off the grid and it’s using solar panels to do so. 

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 |  Oct 05 2013, 11:01 AM


Ford is recalling approximately 23,831 Focus Electric and C-Max models so that they make an audible door chime when the driver’s door is opened while the push-button start is engaged.

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 |  Sep 28 2013, 2:02 PM


Ford has begun mailing checks to C-Max Hybrid owners as compensation for having revised the advertised fuel economy from 47 mpg to 43 mpg.

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 |  Jul 28 2013, 7:33 AM


Ford has announced a recall for 33,021 C-Max Hybrid vehicles built between January 19, 2012 through June 26, 2013 for a roof defect.

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 9:46 AM


It looks like the Ford C-Max is going much the same way as the new Fusion and adopting some Aston Martin-esque style, and our spy photograpgers managed to grab some shots of the facelifted Ford out testing in Sweden.

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 4:01 PM

Ford’s COO Mark Fields says the brand is following EPA rules in certifying its vehicles fuel mileage.

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 |  Feb 05 2013, 7:32 PM

By spring, Ford will have more than 900 dealers certified to sell its plug-in vehicles, or about a third of the American automaker’s dealers.

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 |  Dec 17 2012, 3:01 PM

Ford’s C-Max Hybrid only has two months of reported sales under its belt and it’s already outpacing the first two months of Toyota Camry Hybrid sales, making it the fastest selling hybrid at launch.

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 |  Dec 15 2012, 5:06 PM

Ford is currently under fire for mileage claims on the Fusion and C-MAX Hybrid models, but the automaker is standing firm by its claims.

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 |  Dec 12 2012, 4:45 PM

Finalists for this year’s North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year award were announced today — a combination that leaves little space for chunky workhorses from the Detroit 3.

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 |  Dec 10 2012, 6:02 PM

Drivers in New York have a new reason to buy a Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, as the State announced today that it has cleared the C-Max Energi for its “Clean Pass” vehicle carpool lane access program.

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 |  Dec 06 2012, 3:23 PM

Two of Ford’s new fuel-sippers, as they’re touted, failed to meet the automaker’s claimed mpg ratings during Consumer Reports’ tests.

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 12:32 PM

Ford and GE are collaborating in a new business deal the companies announced today in which GE will purchase 2,000 C-Max Energi vehicles, and Ford will promote GE’s green vehicle charging.

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 |  Nov 08 2012, 12:37 PM

Five fuel efficient cars are vying for the “Green Car of the Year” award, which will be announced in only a few weeks during the L.A. Auto Show.

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 |  Oct 16 2012, 6:32 PM

Ford’s C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid utility vehicle can carry you for 620 miles on a single tank of gas according to the EPA.

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 |  Oct 06 2012, 12:04 PM

Gas sippers were popular this week – even with those hunting for all-wheel drive options.

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 |  Oct 04 2012, 8:01 PM

Ford’s all-new C-MAX Hybrid is aimed directly at the Toyota Prius V as a fuel-friendly family car, and in our recent review, we took a look at how it stacks up to the competition.

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 |  Aug 21 2012, 10:22 AM

Ford is going all out with its electrification strategy, and two of the newest vehicles to feature the latest hybrid technology are the Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion. 

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 |  Aug 20 2012, 3:37 PM

Ford’s new C-Max Hybrid is pushing the company’s fuel efficient agenda and it has gained an EPA rated 570 miles range on a single tank of fuel.

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 |  Aug 13 2012, 10:28 AM

Dodge to Withdraw from NASCAR

According to several reports, Dodge is preparing to announce its withdrawal from NASCAR today


Ford C-Max Hybrid Gets 47 MPG Across the Board

Ford’s C-Max hybrid is all part of the company’s plan to triple electrified vehicle production capacity by 2013


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 |  Aug 07 2012, 12:20 PM

Ford’s C-Max hybrid is all part of the company’s plan to triple electrified vehicle production capacity by 2013, and the EPA has officially rated the small hybrid at 47 mpg for city, highway and combined driving.

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 |  Jul 24 2012, 11:21 AM

Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid, the C-Max Energi, will go on sale this fall as the industry’s most affordable within the segment.

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 |  Jul 20 2012, 11:33 AM

Ford announced today that when its C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid hits the U.S. market, it should be able to drive 20 miles on nothing but electricity. 

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