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Re: Official Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV thread

Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:46 pm

Some further musing on what range the Escape PHEV will provide and why, from Brad Berman:
Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Is Coming in 2019, But With How Much Range?
http://plugincars.com/ford-escape-plug-hybrid-coming-2019-how-much-range-133381.html
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Re: Official Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV thread

Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:01 pm

Personally I'd want it to have 30+ miles, the 20 or so they are saying the Mitsui is believed to have is not really worth it IMO. Also I know that a 30 mile range will probably only get 15-20 in the winter just as my 70 mile Leaf is more like a 50+ mile car in winter and 40 mile car in sub-zero temps :(
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Re: Official Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV thread

Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:53 pm

jjeff wrote:Personally I'd want it to have 30+ miles, the 20 or so they are saying the Mitsui is believed to have is not really worth it IMO. Also I know that a 30 mile range will probably only get 15-20 in the winter just as my 70 mile Leaf is more like a 50+ mile car in winter and 40 mile car in sub-zero temps :(

Yes, everyone needs to make their own personal winter/reserve allowances and pick their PHEV range accordingly.
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