This is a quick follow-up to yesterday's post about the Ford C-MAX plug-in hybrid. For some reason Ford held back some information about it - including price - until today instead of releasing it all at once... Oh well. Here it is:
As I predicted, the C-MAX Energi will sell for about $30k, or more precisely, $29,995 (as if that $5 makes a difference). That's after a federal tax credit that is available everywhere in the U.S. Full price without the tax credit is $33,745.
Ford has just launched a "build it and price it" website for the C-MAX Energi.
Ford calls C-MAX Energi a “hybrid-plus” because it not only operates just like C-MAX Hybrid, but also features an external charge port and larger lithium-ion battery pack so owners can plug in the vehicles to fully charge the battery using either a standard 120-volt outlet or the available 240-volt charge station. The vehicle also is expected to be capable of making trips of more than 20 miles in electric-only mode and longer trips of as much as 550 miles on a single tank of gas and fully charged battery.
In California, the vehicle is expected to be AT-PZEV-compliant and qualify for much-desired access to the high-occupancy vehicle lanes that typically allow for faster travel. C-MAX Energi also is expected to qualify for additional tax credits up to $1,500 in California.
For more info, see also: Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid is Coming this Fall (20 Miles Electric Range, 95 MPGe)