Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
Toyota has managed to make its Prius family iconic, instantly identified by its unique silhouettes and body styles, and almost synonymous with 'hybrid'; and this past year, GM's Chevrolet Volt, as well as the Nissan Leaf have gone on sale with distinct shapes calling them as among the greenest vehicles. Now, Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] is poised to do the same. At launch, sometime next year, the C-Max will be offered only in Hybrid and Energi (plug-in hybrid) versions, the company confirmed today. And the automaker clearly has high-volume plans for this all-electrified vehicle. "We're not really...
2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford Focus, C-Max, Vertrek Photo Gallery
From the moment Ford CEO Alan Mulally drove onstage in a 2012 Ford Focus ST, the first of half a dozen new compact Ford models, it was all about small cars. There were small fast cars (that Focus ST) and small gasoline cars (the four-door Focus sedan and five-door Focus hatchback). There was the...John Voelcker
2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford C-Max Hybrid & Energi Plug-In Concepts
While Toyota dominates global hybrid production, Ford was the first company to launch a hybrid SUV: the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004. Now, Ford is pioneering another hybrid model: the small minivan, or as Europeans call it, the people carrier. Hybrid mini-minivan Between 10 and 10:30 am today at the...John Voelcker