Using Facebook or Twitter To Keep Up-to-date with C-MaxChat Blogs


Do you use Facebook?  If you “Like” the C-MaxChat page in Facebook, you will get postings in your Facebook news feed for most of the blogs I post.  This is an easy way to see what I’m posting each day, without the need to come back to the C-MaxChat blog.  If you want to discontinue the postings to your Facebook news, just “unlike” the site.

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Do you use Twitter?  Just choose to follow me on Twitter.  If you follow me, you will get Tweets with the latest blog articles as they become available, plus a few more tweets on other C-Max related tweets that you may find interesting.  If you want to discontinue the tweets, just stop following me.

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U.S. Ford C-Max Sales vs. Toyota Prius V & Plug-in Sales

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.





Ford C-MAX Energi World Sales

Before 2015, the Ford C-MAX Energi was sold only in the U.S. and Canada.  In February 2015, Ford starting selling the C-MAX Energi in the Netherlands.  These are most likely made in Michigan and slightly modified for the Dutch market (I don’t believe they are produced with other European C-MAX vehicles in Germany).   As far as I can tell, Ford doesn’t sell the C-MAX Energi in any other countries.

Sales data is from the U.S. sales blog at and the EV Sales blog for Canada and Netherlands.

U.S. Ford C-MAX and Focus Plant Production Moving In 2018

800_22871According to several media sources, Ford announced today that production of the C-MAX and Focus will move from the Wayne Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018 to another location.  UAW Officials understand it will be outside the U.S.  The C-MAX is also made in Germany.  The Focus is built in several other countries.  Although the plant only makes C-MAX and Focus vehicles, Ford said the plant would not be closed.  Does this mean anything about the future of the C-MAX Hybrid and Energi?  I don’t know.  It wasn’t that long ago that the plant was retooled for the Focus and C-MAX after being closed in the 2008 recession.  Focus production at the plant started December 2010 and C-MAX in 2012.