Good morning. I am considering purchasing a used Cmax Energi. I am a private investigator and put 40k miles on a vehicle a year (so replacing my SUV with a plug-in hybrid will literally save me 4k a year in energy/fuel costs). I am also moving to Florida and being in the car for 8-12 hrs a day in Florida heat worries me a bit. My question is 3 parts:
1. Can you run the vehicle in EV mode on idle and run the AC without the gas engine kicking on?
2. If I used EV later mode till I got on-site at my case, how long can I run the vehicle on idle in EV mode with the AC (estimate)? I have been looking at the Cmax and fusion but the trunk in the fusion deters me and steers me towards the Cmax.
3. How quiet is the Cmax running in EV mode at idle? If you walked by the car will you be able to tell it is running in EV mode?
Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.