The new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid (earlier post), which goes on sale in the US this year, is now EPA-certified at 100 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) combined city and highway, and 108 MPGe in the city.
The C-MAX Energi’s 100 MPGe combined rating beats the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid’s combined EPA rating by 5 MPGe and the Chevrolet Volt’s by 2 MPGe.
With a starting price of $29,995, after federal tax credit and including destination and delivery costs, Ford expects C-MAX Energi to be the US’ most affordable plug-in hybrid.
Ford projects that its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, due out in early 2013, will deliver 100+ MPGe combined.
The C-MAX Energi joins the C-MAX Hybrid as part of Ford’s first hybrid-only dedicated line of vehicles. C-MAX Hybrid, available in dealerships this fall, is now EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined.