California and Maryland buyers between October 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016 of the Ford C-Max Energi will receive free access for three years to the SemaConnect and NRG EVgo charging networks. For information on enrolling, go to the EV 1-2-3 Charge website. In the area of Southern California I’m currently in (Irvine), there are very few chargers on these networks. For most customers, this is probably of minimal benefit. I suggest you check out the map for charger locations to see how beneficial it would be for you.
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 made in Michigan and slightly modified for the Dutch market. They are not 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.
Ford announced they would sell the fuel-efficient C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid in China in 2016 at a company event in Shanghai Monday. The C-MAX was first sold in Europe in 2003. The current body style was sold in Europe in 2011 and the following year in North America with the introduction of the conventional hybrid and Energi. This year, Ford began sales of the Energi in the Netherlands by exporting the car from the U.S. Maybe InsideEVs will finally stop their monthly prediction of the dismiss of the Ford C-Max Energi (“It still would not surprise us to see the C-MAX Energi live only as long as it takes to introduce a Focus Energi”) despite stable sales with the drop in fuel prices (“The plug-in C-MAX Has turned into a very steady and predictable performer for Ford”). It appears as though Ford is committed to the C-MAX, even though many were predicting its dismiss in 2018 when Ford said it would move production to another plant.
Ford announced at the event it will invest 1.8 billion U.S. dollars over the next five years in China.