Ford is phasing out its hybrid and plug-in hybrid C-Max models, and will focus on a new generation of electrified vehicles that will be developed by its internal Team Edison, the company has confirmed.
Ford has ended production of the C-Max Energi plug-in compact car, and will continue to produce the C-Max Hybrid at the Michigan Assembly Plant until the middle of 2018, according to a statement.
Ford introduced the hatchback models in 2012 as 2013-model-year vehicles. In 2013, commercial fleets registered 2,422, while total fleet registrations were 6,254. The model ranked 10 of 27 compact cars in total fleet registrations for 2013, according to Automotive Fleet data.
Ford plans to roll out 13 electrified vehicles over the next five years, and will invest $4.5 billion in that initiative.
In the U.S., Ford will offer two hybrid police vehicles, including the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan; the F-150 Hybrid pickup; the Mustang Hybrid; and a fully electric small SUV. Ford will also offer the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid in Europe.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet