The new 2017 Ford C-Max Energi and Ford C-Max Hybrid are engineered to perform. Boasting impressive fuel efficiency while delivering a quality driving experience with a spacious interior and smart technology. The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid offers many fun and efficient features such as Best-In-Class horsepower with 188 combined horsepower (gasoline powered engine working with the lithium-ion battery), but in all-electric mode the C-Max is capable of a top speed of 135 km/h. The C-Max also offers Regenerative Braking with Brake Coach that will recover energy that is usually lost through your friction brakes or engine drag and stores that energy in your battery for later use – the coach is there to help you maximize the amount of energy returned through this system by assigning a score based on how well you braked. Both C-Max models features Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT) which combines power from the engine and electric motor to deliver power to the wheels when you accelerate – this transmission is designed to eliminate the noticeable upshifts and downshifts of traditional transmissions to provide a seamless driving experience.
The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid provides all this plus the option of plugging in for an all-electric driving experience or not plugging in, for hybrid mode driving. The Energi combines a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine, providing plug-in capability that can fully charge your C-Max Energi in about 2.5 hours using a 240-Volt charging station or overnight using a standard 120-Volt outlet.
Both C-Max models also comes with available Sync 3, now with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allowing you to enjoy all of the awesome Sync features plus next-generation voice-activated technology. Sync 3 has a number of improvements over its predecessor including; an easy to read Capacitive touchscreen coupled with improved performance allowing for impressive responsiveness to use gesture controls such as swipe and pinch to zoom – similar to your smartphone. Sync 3 on the 2017 Ford C-Max also comes equipped with unique EV content such as displaying the vehicle mode (such as Hybrid Drive/Charging EV Battery, Idle, Electric Drive etc.) and convenience features on the Energi model, including scheduling a charge time when utility rates are the lowest.