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

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 was far more practical and electric running made it the hybrid of choice in city driving. That's until the Ford C-Max Hybrid... read more

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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  24


 
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  0


 
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


 
2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford: Regenerative Braking Has Saved 100 Million Gallons Of Gas

It's pretty easy to take regenerative braking for granted, these days--virtually every electric and hybrid car on sale uses it to some extent. Maybe we should be a little... read more June 17, 2013 by  2


 
Enlighten display  -  Ford EcoGuide gauge cluster  -  2013 Ford C-Max Energi

Ford Energi Plug-In Hybrids Let You Choose Your Own 'Eco Coach'

Information is power, right? More precisely, based on an interview last week with Mike Tinskey, Ford’s Director of Global Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure... read more June 13, 2013 by  2


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

2014 Ford Focus Electric: No Updates, No Love For Ford's Electric Orphan

Rarely has any carmaker launched a car as obviously unloved as the Ford Focus Electric, the battery-electric conversion of a five-door Focus compact hatchback. As a company... read more June 13, 2013 by  43


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door hatchback

2014 Ford Fiesta SFE: 34 MPG Combined, 41 MPG Highway

Ford's updated Fiesta SFE is offering even better fuel efficiency for the 2014 model year. The Fiesta uses a 1.6-liter gasoline engine, developing around 120 horsepower. It's... read more June 12, 2013 by  4


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Best Mileage Non-Hybrid Car In 2014: From Ford Or Mitsubishi?

You want a four-seat car with the highest EPA combined gas-mileage rating you can get--but you've decided you don't want a hybrid. For 2014, two new competitors are joining... read more June 7, 2013 by  10


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid in Massachusetts winter [photo: John Mitchell]

Why We Drive A Ford C-Max Energi And A Ford Focus Electric

My wife and I have been very pleased with the results of green initiatives we undertook at our home, including solar panels and geothermal heating. Then we decided to expand... read more May 31, 2013 by  37


 
2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, March 2013

2014 Ford Fiesta ST: At 35 MPG, Highest-Mileage Performance Hatch?

From our earlier first drive of the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST over at Motor Authority, we already knew that Ford has put together not only one lean pocket rocket that's a hoot to... read more May 29, 2013 by  5


 
Ford's award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine

Daimler 'Boosts' 3-Cylinder Knowledge With Help From Ford

German automaker Daimler is more familiar with three-cylinder engines than you might think. In fact, it even sells one right here in the U.S. If you guessed "Smart Fortwo"... read more May 28, 2013 by  0


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Sharing Savvy: Smart & Ford Discuss Fuel-Efficient Three-Cylinder Engines

In spy movies, information is used as a form of currency; it's traded for hostages, treasure, and occasionally, more information. But the practice isn't just limited to... read more May 24, 2013 by  5


 
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