Ford EV+ learns how to increase your efficiency

One special feature the Ford C-max Energi has over the Ford C-max Hybrid is it’s EV+ system. The patent-pending feature is available on Ford’s Fusion and C-Max hybrids as well as its C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids.

The EV+ software uses the vehicle’s GPS system to help it learn common routes and figure out ways to save fuel. Ford’s new feature combines the GPS data with certain algorithms to program powertrains to use its limited electric power most appropriately. For instance, the closer the vehicle is to a frequent destination, the more the vehicle is directed to operate in electric-only mode. In other words, if you’re about to arrive home and there’s juice in the pack, the car shifts into electric mode.

The C-Max gives up about 20 percent of its storage space (compared to the hybrid version) and the Focus Electric EV’s storage space is a whopping 40 percent less than the conventional Focus.

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