Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

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Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced
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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. Continue Reading...

Ford C-MAX Energi Earns HOV-Lane Access

Ford C-MAX Energi Earns HOV-Lane Access
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) just granted the all-new Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid access to Green Clean Air Vehicle Stickers, allowing drivers access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle lanes. Continue Reading...

Ford C-MAX Commercials Launch with La Linea – Video

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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. Continue Reading...

Ford C-Max Previews Fusion Hybrid Powertrain and Tech

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Ford C-Max Previews Fusion Hybrid Powertrain and Tech
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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.  Continue Reading...

11 Future Hybrids Heading to Dealers Soon

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11 Future Hybrids Heading to Dealers Soon
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Even though they’ve been around for well over a decade now, hybrids still have that ‘new technology’ feel. Consumers continue to be apprehensive to hybrid technology and there’s plenty of misinformation surrounding it. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Escape To Drop Hybrid, C-Max To Spearhead Hybrid Market

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2013 Ford Escape To Drop Hybrid, C-Max To Spearhead Hybrid Market
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The Ford Kuga based 2013 Ford Escape will be available next year, promising to be a significant improvement to the outgoing model. However, Ford has announced that it will drop the Escape hybrid powertrain. Outgoing Ford Escape Hybrid sales through Novembers have fallen to only 9,009 units, a 13 percent drop from November of last… Continue Reading...

Ford C-Max Hybrid, C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid to Best Toyota Prius Rivals in Fuel Economy

Ford C-Max Hybrid, C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid to Best Toyota Prius Rivals in Fuel Economy
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Ford has announced it expects its upcoming C-Max Hybrid multi-activity vehicle to achieve an average fuel economy rating of over 42 mpg, exceeding the rating of the recently released Toyota Prius v. In addition, the C-Max Energie electric vehicle will top the Prius plug-in hybrid’s electric only mode rating of 87-mpge (miles per gallon equivalent)…. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus To Get 1.0L Ecoboost In Europe

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Ford Focus To Get 1.0L Ecoboost In Europe
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The 2012 Ford Focus will get a 1.0L 3-Cylinder Ecoboost engine, but it will only be offered in the North American market. Ford says that the motor will make 118 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque at just 1300 rpm. An overboost feature will provide short bursts of up to 147 lb-ft of torque, while… Continue Reading...

Ford C-Max To Be Sold As Hybrid Only

Ford C-Max To Be Sold As Hybrid Only
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Ford will sell its C-Max minivan as a hybrid model only, in an effort to further compete with hybrid offerings like the Toyota Prius V, Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, which are all offered in 5-door bodystyles. The C-Max will come only in a 5-seater configuration, with hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations offered. Ford originally… Continue Reading...

Ford Says 25 Percent Of Lineup To Be “Electrified” By 2020, Calls On Government Subsidies For Batteries

Ford Says 25 Percent Of Lineup To Be “Electrified” By 2020, Calls On Government Subsidies For Batteries
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Ford Motor Company Chairman Bill Ford (great-grandson of Henry Ford) revealed to Fortune magazine that his namesake automaker will apparently launch a global line of electric vehicles, with 25 percent of Ford’s lineup available with some degree of electrification by 2020. Ford cited the electric Focus and both plug-in and fully electric versions of the… Continue Reading...

Will Moms Ever Think Minivans are Cool?

Will Moms Ever Think Minivans are Cool?
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Soccer moms sometimes get a raw deal because of the vehicle of choice. But it’s not like they have much of a choice – a minivan is the best-equipped vehicle to haul their aspiring David Beckhams to games and practices. It’s time to stop mocking the soccer mom, and automakers are setting out to make… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2011: Ford C-Max Marks Company’s Return To Minivan Segment

Detroit 2011: Ford C-Max Marks Company’s Return To Minivan Segment
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Ford‘s last minivan, the Freestar, left the market in tatters roughly 6 years ago, lagging badly behind the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. For 2011, Ford is back, with a vehicle that couldn’t be more different. The Ford C-Max ditches the Freestar’s antiquated architecture and inefficient V6 for a pair of 4-cylinders, including a 1.6L… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2011: Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi Plug-In Hit Prius Square In The Junk

Detroit 2011: Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi Plug-In Hit Prius Square In The Junk
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Although Toyota has been hyping their new Prius MPV for months, Ford‘s announcement of not one, but two hybrid minivans is sure to take the wind out of Toyota’s sails (no pun intended). The C-Max Hybrid and Energi (Ford’s name for the plug-in variant) will be 5-seaters only, and use a lithium-ion battery pack, considered… Continue Reading...

Ford C-Max Hands-Free Liftgate Demonstration [Video]

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Set to officially debut at the Detroit Auto Show in just a few weeks time, yesterday Ford released full details on its new C-Max MPV, including info on the industry first hands-free liftgate. It’s tied in to the same type of sensor in the key fob that allows for keyless access and allows you to… Continue Reading...
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