Ford announced that the new C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) is expected to travel up to 550 miles on a single tank of gas, exceeding the range of both the Volt (379 mi) and the Prius PHEV (540 mi). In electric-only mode, the C-MAX Energi offers nearly twice the range of the Prius plug-in.
In terms of distance, drivers of the C-MAX Energi could travel round-trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas or from Detroit to New York City on a single tank.
The new Ford C-MAX Energi is expected to achieve more than 20 miles of electric-only range – nearly double the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid – and a 550-mile overall range to become the first hybrid vehicle ever that can be driven from Sacramento to San Diego on a single tank of gas and make the average American commute without gasoline.
With a maximum electric-only speed projected to top that of Prius plug-in, C-MAX Energi drivers might be able to reach wherever they’re going a little faster, too. Topping it off, C-MAX Energi delivers fuel economy that is the equivalent of 95 miles per gallon (MPGe) combined city/highway.