2013 Ford C-Max Energi to be launched this autumn in the U.S. image

Ford has recently announced that the 2013 C-Max will be launched in the United States this autumn and the model will have a starting price of 33, 745 USD, including a destination charge.

The North American based automaker Ford is trying to battle the Toyota Prius over-seas with its new C-Max Energy plug-in hybrid, which is said to go as fast as 85 mph on battery power alone. According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi will arrive in the United States this autumn in 19 local markets and the model will follow a nationwide launch in all 50 states in early 2013.

Besides the impressive top speed which can be achieved on battery power alone, the 2013 Ford C-Max plug-in hybrid will also get an EV mode button which will allow the driver to switch vehicle operation among three different modes, the electric mode, which is using the electric motor only, the normal hybrid mode or a battery saving mode which is reserving the pack power for a later use. Ford says that the 2013 C-Max Energi has a starting price of 33,745 USD including a destination charge while the 2012 Toyota Prius Two starts at 24,760 USD and the Chevrolet Volt can be bought from 39,995 USD, including an 850 USD destination charge.