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I don’t often post on other vehicles, but today GM announced the Chevrolet Bolt. It looks interesting. The Bolt is a concept vehicle. An official release date wasn’t mentioned but the Wall Street Journal states it will be available in 2017. GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, said, “Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a wider segment of customers.” The Bolt will be an all-electric crossover with more than a 200 mile range and a starting price around $30,000 according to GM. It will be sold throughout the world and in all 50 states. GM said the Bolt concept uses a smartphone rather than a key fob, has a 10-inch touch screen and a panoramic sunroof. GM also announced the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the Detroit auto show. The Volt has an 18.4 kWh battery (the current model has a 17.1 kWh). GM estimates that the 2016 Volt will have an all-electric range of 50 miles. They also stated that the 1.5L ICE engine will have a combined fuel economy rating of 41 mpg.
This blog compares Ford C-Max sales with it’s closest competition, Toyota Prius V and Plug-in. Ford compares the C-Max Hybrid and Energi most often with the Toyota Prius V and Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
Ford C-Max Energi sales are off 20% from December 2013. Prius Plug-in sales continued to drop too, down 46% from December 2013. The Ford C-Max Energi sold more than the Prius Plug-in for the fifth consecutive month. Ford C-Max Hybrid sales were up 8% from December 2013. Prius V sales were also up 8% in December from 2013.
The Prius is the most frequent trade-in for the C-Max. The Toyota vehicles are the most similar drivetrain, technology, and passenger/cargo-type vehicles available to compare with the C-Max Hybrid and Energi. The data was obtained from autobloggreen. The Ford C-Max Hybrid started shipping in late September and the C-Max Energi first shipped in late October 2012.