Sunday, September 2, 2012
In the last 5 months, Ford announced the price of C-Max Hybrid & Energi. They also announced that Energi will run at 85 mph in pure EV mode.
Energi priced at $33,745 before tax credits and destination charges will cost $29,995 after tax credit and destination charges. I had guessed in a June '11 post that Energi would be priced at $29,500 and Hybrid at $25,500.
at 10:19 AM
Saturday, March 17, 2012
|PX-MiEV II Concept Car|
I waited for the Geneva Auto Show before writing about it hoping that we would learn more about it. But, Mitsubishi didn't release any new information.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Of the announced Plugin Hybrids, we have 2 major camps. Those who think it best to offer large AERs - like GM that has the 40 mile AER (All Electric Range) Volt. Others like Toyota which has the 11 mile Plug-In-Prius. Let us ignore expensive cars like Fisker Karma for this post.
Toyota and Ford operate under a theory that low EV mile plugins are good - since they can be made and sold cheaper. Ford has also stated earlier that the blended Power-Split approach works best - since they can be made cheaper than the extended range approach of GM.
Does the theory stand up to close scrutiny ?
Thursday, February 23, 2012
|Credit : "Charged Up"|