In addition to achieving an EPA-rated 21 miles of electric range,
now has another thing to celebrate about its new
plug-in hybrid. California customers of the new compact
will get full rights to use carpool lanes with or without an additional passenger.
"We're pleased with California customers' early interest in the C-MAX
, our first dedicated hybrid-only nameplate in North America, in the No.
hybrid market in the U.S.," said Michael O'Brien, Ford electrified vehicle marketing manager. "The C-MAX Energi is the most affordable, most fuel-efficient
with the longest overall range for any utility or compact vehicle on the market today – this extra carpool lane
incentive and rebate
will help Californians go further with Ford in every sense of the phrase."
In addition to HOV lane privileges and excellent
range, California buyers will also be able to potentially save $5,250 off the C-Max Energi's 32,950 MSRP ($1,500 state tax
and $3,750 from the federal government).
C-MAX Energi joins the HOV approved list along with these other 2013 models: