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In late December, the U.S. congress extended a rule that gives consumers a 30% tax credit for electric vehicle chargers (EVSE). The maximum credit is $1000. The credit is for charger purchase and installation costs incurred in 2015 to 2016. For those of you that installed an EVSE in your home in 2015, the IRS didn’t have the required form (8911) on its website as I write this. It is the older 2014 form.
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.
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 Autoblog. The Ford C-Max Hybrid started shipping in late September and the C-Max Energi first shipped in late October 2012.
At the Consumer Electronic Show today, Ford demonstrated linking smart devices like Amazon Echo and Wink to its vehicles to allow consumers to control lights, thermostats, security systems and other features of their homes from their car, and to stop, start, lock, unlock and check their vehicle’s fuel range from the comforts of their home. Ford is developing ways to pair millions of SYNC®-equipped vehicles globally with home automation devices or smart home products. For more on this topic, read the Ford press release, “Smart Cars Meet Smart Homes” or watch the Ford video with a C-MAX on youtube.