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Advice Needed for C-Max Purchase
Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:11 AM
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:58 AM
If a lot of you driving is around town and you have a place to plug it in, I'd go for the Energi. If you do a lot of highway driving and/or you have no way to plug it in to charge it on a regular basis, I'd give more consideration to the hybrid.
If you get serious about the Energi, it would be recommended to arrange for a test drive that starts out with the High Voltage Battery fully charged, and drive it long enough get it to switch over to hybrid mode. When it switches to hybrid mode (battery icon changes and it goes from showing empty to showing nearly full,) pull over somewhere, shut the car off, and watch the trip summary on the small display to the left of the speedometer to see how much Energy was used from the battery. A healthy battery should be right around 5.3-5.4 kWh. If it shows much less than that, the battery may be degraded.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:18 AM
Posted 23 October 2016 - 02:25 PM
It matters in the summer heat, you don't want to be out baking in the sun and trying to charge it at the same time. In fact it might be even better all around to park it in the shade or a garage, better than letting the car bake. Not good for HV batteries anyways.
Posted 23 October 2016 - 07:28 PM
Posted 24 October 2016 - 02:37 AM
If you can't charge every day, the car still drives great as a hybrid when not charged, but if you are like most Energi drivers, you quickly get addicted to the Electric driving experience, and you become more obsessed with charging, and only want to use gas for longer trips.
The non-Energi model has a little better gear ratio to get the best MPG on longer trips at higher speeds.
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