The car will be the cheapest plug-in hybrid in the US at launch there this autumn, with a starting price of $29,995 (£19,129) after a $3,500 (£2,232) government grant. And while a spokesperson said prices for the UK had yet
to be finalised, they confirmed they’ll be very competitive.
That means the C-MAX Energi should be close in price to the £27,895 Toyota Prius Plug-in and most likely less than the £29,995 range-extending Ampera.
The Energi is powered by a combination of a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, with a maximum output of 192bhp. On a full charge, it can travel up to 20 miles on electric power alone, but its total range is 550 miles.
Ford plans to release a standard hybrid C-MAX at the same time, priced from around £23,000.