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Re: Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid

Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:46 pm

epic wrote:focus energI?where did that come from?NOT going to happen .
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22focus+energi%22 <-- fixed link
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Re: Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid

Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:56 pm

scottf200 wrote:
epic wrote:focus energI?where did that come from?NOT going to happen .
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22focus+energi%22

cant get it to open.would like to read it.But,like the solar roof, not going to happen

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Re: Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid

Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:54 am

epic wrote:cant get it to open.would like to read it.But,like the solar roof, not going to happen

Just go to google and type in "focus energi" and you'll find any number of websites talking about it. While there has been no formal commitment from Ford, there are enough rumors circulating from people in-the-know to almost guarantee this vehicle is in the works and will be available in less than a year.
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Re: Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid

Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:27 pm

adric22 wrote:
epic wrote:cant get it to open.would like to read it.But,like the solar roof, not going to happen

Just go to google and type in "focus energi" and you'll find any number of websites talking about it. While there has been no formal commitment from Ford, there are enough rumors circulating from people in-the-know to almost guarantee this vehicle is in the works and will be available in less than a year.

Such as reported here:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... ange-27500
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Re: Official Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV thread

Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:38 pm

Am I the only one who finds this information on Ford's website to be inaccurate? In regards to the energi model, they say:

7.6 kW Lithium Ion Battery
The C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid should be thought of as a hybrid plus. C-MAX Energi is designed to deliver maximum efficiency by combining a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine. You don’t need to plug in for an all-electric driving experience – the Regenerative Braking System can recharge the lithium-ion battery, which powers the electric motor.


So are they trying to lead people to believe that energi model gets all of its power from regenerative braking? Or perhaps was the web-designer just copying stuff from the regular Cmax Hybrid and didn't realize?
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Re: Official Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV thread

Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:40 pm

adric22 wrote:7.6 kW Lithium Ion Battery

If they can't get the difference between kWh and kW right on their website, why believe any other technical details?
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Re: Official Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV thread

Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:03 am

Maybe they're assuming that everyone drives for exactly one hour, flat out.
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Re: Official Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV thread

Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:54 am

LeftieBiker wrote:Maybe they're assuming that everyone drives for exactly one hour, flat out.

The EV drivetrain in the C-MAX is capable of a LOT more than 7.6 kW of power - up to 68 kW in charge depletion mode. That would drain it in less than 7 minutes if it could maintain that rate (it probably can't).
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Re: Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid

Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:12 pm

TomT wrote:I have a co-worker with a PiP and he spends his whole life looking for plugs so he can constantly charge his miserably small battery. I'm sorry, but if your driving requires such foolishness, you are simply driving the wrong car!


TomT, it all depends...my wife has a one mile work commute so a PiP or CmaxEnergi makes sense, since I commute using the Leaf. I'd prefer her to use a PiP but she's used to SUVs and likes to sit high. So the Ford is probably a better fit for her.
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Re: Official Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV thread

Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:36 pm

I have a co-worker with a PiP and he spends his whole life looking for plugs so he can constantly charge his miserably small battery. I'm sorry, but if your driving requires such foolishness, you are simply driving the wrong car!


Some people don't understand that the PIP is designed to be a 'Super Hybrid' that can also make short trips as an EV. You don't have to use EV mode at all to get amazing MPG with the car. It is indeed the wrong car for someone who hates to burn gasoline at all.
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