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Ford's C-Max Mileage Mess: How It Happened And What It Means

Ford's C-Max Mileage Mess: How It Happened And What It Means

Ford spent nine months justifying the 47-mpg fuel-efficiency rating of its new 2013 C-Max Hybrid--before it bowed to public pressure and lowered it to 43 mpg late Thursday. While its three latest hybrid models continue to sell well, the latest reversal draws attention to Ford's challenges when the... read more

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Facing Fuel-Economy Fracas, Ford Focuses On Gas Mileage Myths (Video)

Many buyers of new Ford cars--both its 2013 C-Max and Fusion hybrids, and those fitted with its EcoBoost line of downsized, turbocharged engines--report real-world gas... read more August 2, 2013 by  19


 
2012 Toyota Prius C

Toyota: We Sell Six In Every Ten Hybrids In California

California loves its hybrids. And according to figures from Toyota, it loves their hybrids more than anyone else's. A full 61 percent of new hybrids sold in California are... read more August 1, 2013 by  7


 
2014 Ford F-150 fitted with natural-gas readiness package

2014 Ford F-150 Natural-Gas Readiness Package For Half-Ton Pickup

Ford is the latest automaker to offer a natural gas fuel option for its best-selling pickup truck range. The 2014 Ford F-150 will be offered with a natural gas (CNG) and... read more July 31, 2013 by  1


 
Zachary Nelson and Ford's haptic gear shifter technology (Image: Video screen grab)

Want To Improve Manual Gas Mileage? Haptic Shift Knob Tech Could Help

The humble automatic transmission has come along in leaps and bounds over the year, and modern systems are often more efficient than their manual equivalents. For the manual... read more July 30, 2013 by  3


 
2013 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid: Pros And Cons

For several years, Toyota had the hybrid market pretty much sewn up with its Prius. Okay, so it never reached the heady economy highs of the original Honda Insight, but it... read more July 29, 2013 by  20


 
2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

Toyota And Ford To Go It Alone On Hybrid Trucks After Study

Sometimes the most significant divorces are handled in the most minimalist way. So it was with a brief press statement from Toyota today, noting that after completing a... read more July 23, 2013 by  18


 
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Production To Double To 40 Percent Of Total

With hybrid sales growing all the time, no hybrid-touting manufacturer can afford to be left without stock. That's why Ford has announced it's to increase production of the... read more July 18, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

2013 Ford C-Max, Fusion Hybrids To Be Modified To Boost MPG In Real-World Use

That noise you heard yesterday afternoon? That was the sound of the other shoe dropping. Ford said yesterday that it will "enhance the on-road fuel economy performance" of... read more July 17, 2013 by  31


 
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid owned by Bayer Protective Services, Sacramento, CA

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 500K Miles, Still In Patrol Service

If you ever had any doubt that hybrids were durable--and many people do--here's a case study to set your mind at ease. A white base-model 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has just... read more July 16, 2013 by  7


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

After Price Cut, Will More Choose 2014 Focus Electric Over C-Max Energi?

If you've been considering an electric car but have been deterred by pricing, it might be worth another try—or at least another look at the numbers. This past week... read more July 15, 2013 by  23


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

2014 Ford Focus Electric Gets $4,000 Price Cut To Boost Sales

Ford might have ignored the 2014 Focus Electric when it updated its range for the 2014 model year, but one aspect has finally changed: The price. That has now dropped by... read more July 10, 2013 by  22


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

Gas-Sippers Fuel Ford's Growth (Well, Partly)

Something funny is happening at Ford. Despite very heavy competition from a host of automakers, Ford is gaining market share at a brisk pace -- and it's doing so thanks in... read more July 1, 2013 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Ford Focus Electric: Ultimate Guide To What You Need To Know

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is already available in select parts of the U.S. -- and to answer all your questions about Ford’s first mass-produced all-electric car... read more June 28, 2013 by  10


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Ford Cut Plant CO2 Emissions By A Third Since 2000; Another Third By 2025 Targeted

There's more to making a car green than just the car itself. Ideally, the whole process of making the car should be as environmentally-friendly as possible too. Ford is doing... read more June 20, 2013 by  4


 
All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric Production Began In Germany Last Week

Ford started European production of its Focus Electric at its German plant last week. It isn't just the first electric car Ford has produced in Europe, but the first... read more June 18, 2013 by  3


 
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