Ford offering 3 years’ complimentary public charging to C-MAX Energi customers in California and Maryland with EV 1-2-3 Charge
Ford Motor Company will offer three years of complimentary charging to California and Maryland customers who purchase or lease a 2016 C-MAX Energi with its pilot EV 1-2-3 Charge program. EV 1-2-3 Charge will provide unlimited, complimentary charging sessions of four hours each at more than 500 NRG EVgo and SemaConnect public stations across the nation. C-MAX Energi is capable of being fully charged in approximately 2.5 hours with the 240-volt charging stations that are included in the program.
Beginning in December, Ford will make it easy for customers to find these charge stations with MyFord Mobile, which will identify participating stations with a pink-colored icon. The MyFord Mobile app and website are integrated with the vehicle’s in-car communications and entertainment system – SYNC 3.
|2016 Ford C-MAX. Click to enlarge.|
MyFord Mobile and myfordmobile.com allow plug-in electric vehicle owners to have a seamless connected car experience, giving them the ability to easily lock and unlock their vehicle, find where they parked, access charge status, mileage and driving efficiency, as well as schedule charge times—all with the touch of a finger. The app may be downloaded to an iPhone or Android phone and to Apple or Android Wear smart watches.
Eligible customers in Maryland and California purchasing or leasing a 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi between 1 October 2015 and 1 October 2016 will receive an EV 1-2-3 Charge registration packet in the mail. Similar to traditional gas cards, once the access card is activated, customers will be able to access NRG EVgo and SemaConnect charge stations with the convenience of one card.
The 2016 C-MAX Energi combines a 141 hp 2.0L Atkinson engine and an 88 kW electric motor with an eCVT hybrid power-split transaxle (HF35) and a 35 kW, 7.6 kWh Li-ion battery pack. Total system horsepower is 188, top speed is 102 mph, and top speed in electric mode is 85 mph. EV range is 19 miles. EPA-rated MPGe fuel economy equivalent is 95 MPGe city, 81 MPGe highway and 88 MPGe combined.
C-MAX Energi originally went on sale in late 2012, and was joined by its sedan sibling, the Fusion Energi, in February 2013. For the full year 2014, and year-to-date in 2015, Fusion Energi is outselling C-MAX Energi: 11,550 units to 8,433 units, respectively, in 2014; and 7,748 units to 6,373 units for the first 10 months of 2015, respectively.
C-MAX sales for January-October 2015 are down -10.6% from the same period last year: 6,373 units YTD in 2015, vs 7,130 units for the same period in 2014.
Fusion Energi sales for January-October 2015 are down -22.6% from the same period last year: 7,748 units YTD in 2015, vs 10,009 units for the same period in 2014.