Ford’s hybrid systems and EcoBoost engines have been given several awards and accolades. Ford’s environment-conscious manufacturing practices have also been honored. Most recently, the 2013 Ford C-MaxEnergi plug-in hybrid was given Green Car Journal’s Green Vision Award during the Washington Auto Show. In the UK, Ford recently accepted an award from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership that recognized the automaker for outstanding achievement in low carbon transportation over the past 10 years.
The new Ford C-Max in Seattle uses Ford’s hybrid system with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that can power the C-Max Energi in full electric mode for periods of time. It as an extremely fuel-efficient system and can maintain such with an over 500 mile range.
“The continuous improvement in combustion engines in the volume market is achieved through long term commitment and hard craft,” Andy Eastlake, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Managing Director and judge, told media. “The carbon credentials and success of the latest Ford cars show just what can be achieved.”
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