Jul 24th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid will be the least expensive plug-in hybrid on the market for the 2013 model year. With a starting price of $29,995 after a federal tax rebate, the C-Max Energi will undercut the Toyota Prius plug-in version, as well as the electric only Nissan Leaf and the extended range hybrid Chevrolet Volt.
The federal government does offer up to $7,500 in tax credits for buyers of plug-in electric cars with batteries over 16 kWh, but the C-Max Energi has a smaller pack than the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, which qualify for the larger credit. Because of its smaller battery, the Ford C-Max Energi comes with a $3,750 tax credit off of the $33,745 MSRP. That is larger than the credit on the Toyota Prius Plug-In, which has a slightly less expensive starting MSRP but only comes with a $2,500 federal tax credit, according to Autoblog. Because of the smaller credit, the Prius Plug-in will cost $30,260, $265 more than the Ford C-Max.
The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi will be Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid and will have a 20-mile electric range. The C-Max Energi has a 95-mpg equivalent rating.
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