According to CNBC, Ford will lower the fuel economy ratings on about 200,000 2013 and 2014 hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It includes the C-Max Hybrid and Energi. Ford will make goodwill payments of $300 (leased) and $475 (purchased) for Hybrid owners and $475 (leased) and $775 (purchase) for Energi owners. The Hybrid ratings drop from City/Highway/Combined of 45/40/43 to 42/37/40 MPG. The Energi ratings drop from 43/100 (charge sustaining/charge depleting) to 38/88 MPGe. Ford released a video with an explanation on YouTube.
Ford Motor Company said yesterday that 2,833 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in May 2014, down 24% from May 2013. There was a month-over-month gain of 34% over the 2,111 sold in April. Overall, Ford U.S. sales increased 3 percent from last year.
Complete data on U.S. Ford C-Max Hybrid, Energi, Toyota Prius V and Plug-in sales are followed in another blog but published later, because Ford doesn’t report the division between Hybrid and Energi sales until a later date.