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AAH #183 – Inside the 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi

February 15th, 2013 at 4:54pm

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Just as you could get the Ford Model T in any color, as long as it was black, when the company brought the C-MAX stateside, it declared you could get any powertrain, as long as it was a hybrid. This week the C-MAX Energi rolls into the Autoline studio with John Davis, Chief Program Engineer, in tow. We’ll be asking him all about the car and about what challenges Ford faces in trying to sell a plug-in. We’ll also want to know why the C-MAX struggles, in testing, to meet the fuel economy ratings on the EPA label. And, yes, we will also get to the top news of the week. GM earnings are disappointing; 2013 just may be the year of the diesel as Ram and Subaru both announce new entries; and Federal Mogul says goodbye to spark plugs while Chevrolet says hello to shape memory alloys. Joining John McElroy in studio to talk about all that and much more, is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Todd Lassa from Automobile.

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One Comment to “AAH #183 – Inside the 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi”

  1. Patrick Says:

    Nascar Windshields were Lexan from 2000-2012, now they are some other type of Laminate.

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