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Ford idling Michigan Assembly Plant to trim Focus, C-Max supply

Filed under: Budget, Hybrid, Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Hatchback, Ford, Electric

Ford will be putting the brakes on production at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, idling production during the weeks of October 28 and December 16. Ford is ci…

Ford recalling nearly 24,000 Focus EV and C-Max models over door chime

Filed under: Budget, Hybrid, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Ford, Electric

Ford will be voluntarily recalling 23,830 Focus Electric and C-Max Hybrid and Energi models equipped with push-button ignition, according to The Detroit News. Why? Beca…

Ford C-Max sales hold steady despite fuel economy fracas

Filed under: Hybrid, Technology, Crossover, Ford, Electric

Despite the ballyhoo that accompanied Ford’s lowering of the C-Max fuel economy figures, the Blue Oval is still seeing strong demand for the five-seat MPV, as Automotive News reports. Speaking…

EPA says fuel economy test for hybrids is accurate

Filed under: Hybrid, Government/Legal, Hatchback, Ford

The EPA says it stands behind its fuel economy test for hybrid vehicles following controversy about the testing process after Ford C-Max Hybrid customers and automotive journalists alike struggled…

Oprah at it again, gives car away on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Ford, Celebrities, TV/Movies

Oprah Winfrey loves giving away cars. Not only has she given Pontiac G6 sedans and Volkswagen Beetle retro-mobiles to everyone in the audience of her past show, but the other night on Jimmy Kimm…

Toyota sells six of every 10 hybrids in California [UPDATE]

Filed under: Car Buying, Hybrid, Ford, Toyota

In an apparent shot back at Ford’s increasing market share of electrified vehicles and claim that it accepts more Prius trade-ins for its own hybrids than any other car, Toyota has flexed a muscle and play…

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid recalled over lack of roof padding

Filed under: Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Wagon, Recalls, Safety, Ford

Ford is recalling 33,021 units of its 2013 C-Max Hybrid not equipped with optional panoramic roof panels. During testing, the model in question returned testing results for occupant head i…

Toyota, Ford decide to end hybrid collaboration before it starts

Filed under: Hybrid, SUV, Truck, Ford, Toyota

Not all so-called Memorandum of Understanding pacts end in actual collaborations. For instance, after a two-year “feasibility study,” Toyota and Ford have just announced that they will not be developing hy…

Ford Mustang GT Bi-Fuel CNG

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Ford, Quick Spins
Highly intrigued, we recently visited a Southern California Gas Company office to check out several hybrid vehicles promising something new. Unlike more commonplace gasoline-electric hybrids, w…

Ford hybrids getting update to improve fuel economy

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Hatchback, Ford

Ford has announced that it is introducing “calibration updates designed to improve on-road fuel economy for owners of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.”

We can…

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Filed under: Hybrid, Wagon, Hatchback, Ford, New Car ReviewsNo Prius Killer

As much as we enthusiasts like to rail on the lowly Toyota Prius as the harbinger of death for all we hold dear, there’s no denying the machine’s absolute and interminable g…

2014 Ford Fusion order guide reveals new base Hybrid model, equipment changes

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Ford

We’ve gotten our grubby little digits on the dealer order guide for the as-yet-unreleased 2014 Ford Fusion thanks to an anonymous tipster, and while there isn’t much that’s unexpected, there are some meaningful equipme…

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Ford, New Car ReviewsYour Mileage May Vary

As difficult as it is to write this, I was actually excited about the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. With the beautiful looks of the newest midsize fighter from Ford and a fuel economy…

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Ford, New Car ReviewsYour Mileage May Vary

As difficult as it is to write this, I was actually excited about the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. With the beautiful looks of the newest midsize fighter from Ford and a fuel economy…