This fall Ford Motor Company will release five new electric and hybrid 2013 models. The new models are the Focus Electric, C-MAX Hybrid, C-Max Energi, Fusion Hybrid, and Fusion Energi. Through its near-term electrification plan, Ford wants to triple the production of its electrified vehicle range by 2013. By 2020, Ford plans that 10 to 25 percent of its fleet will be electric.
“Hybrids and electric vehicles should be to the 21st century what the Model T was to the 20th century,” said Ford Motor Company’s director of Global Electrification, Nancy Gioia. “Model Ts were more than just cars they were an engine of economic growth. Green technologies, such as hybrids and electric vehicles along with other advanced technologies to improve fuel economy, all have the potential to contribute toward a sustainable future for our company and our planet.”
Ford’s C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid are part of Ford’s new series of 2013 electric and hybrid models. Credit: Ford Motor Company.
C-Max Energi:Ford’s first plug-in hybrid will be released this fall. It is projected to have a 550 mile total range and a 95 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe ). It can go over 20 miles in electric-only mode. 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 the vehicle in, and fully charge the battery, using either a standard 120-volt outlet or the available 240-volt charge station.
C-Max Hybrid: The all new C-Max Hybrid launches this fall. In Environmental Protection Agency tests the car was certified with a 47 miles per gallon ratings for both city and highway, which equates to 570 miles on one tank of gas. It has a 188 total system horsepower, which comes from its combination of a gasoline engine and a battery-driven electric motor.
Focus Electric:Production began late in 2011. The Focus Electric reached 110 MPGe city and 99 MPGe highway in EPA testing. It has charge time of four hours with an available 240-volt charging station.
Fusion Hybrid: Ford’s Fusion Hybrid is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains. “Our vision for Fusion was clear deliver the very best of what One Ford stands for,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of Global Product Development. “We brought our global teams together around a blank slate with the charge to develop a midsize car with groundbreaking design and jaw-dropping fuel economy one that featured technologies to help make our customers safer and better drivers. This car is the result.”
Fusion Energi: Ford’s goal is to make the Fusion Energi the most fuel-efficient mid-size car in the world. It is projected to deliver more than 100 MPGe, and it will arrive this fall.