Ford Motor Co. Set to Compete Against Toyota Prius, Renault Zoe Electric Car Debuts at Paris Motor Show, Ford’s EcoBoost Engine Wins Major Award

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MyPerfectAutomobile reports on the newest, dedicated hybrid-electric car on the market, Ford’s C-Max hybrid. Set to face the Toyota Prius in the hybrid-electric vehicle class, this is Ford’s first hybrid-only model. Renault’s Zoe EV is introduced at the Paris Motor Show amid speculation it will become a major force in the European market. The Ford EcoBoost, 1.0-liter engine is chosen as one of the ten technological breakthroughs of the year.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford C-Max Hybrid

The Ford C-Max Hybrid has the potential to become a formidable player in the global hybrid marketplace.

Ford C-Max Hybrid Goes Up Against Toyota Prius

Ford Motor Co. becomes the second major automaker besides Toyota to offer a dedicated hybrid model for 2013, the C-Max Hybrid. The company currently makes a hybrid version of its Fusion passenger car, but the Fusion is also sold as a traditional combustion vehicle. At this early stage, industry experts believe the Toyota Prius will outsell the C-Max, but Ford could build significant market share over the next several years. For the complete story, see:

Renault Zoe Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Renault has launched its first all-electric car, the Zoe, at this month’s Paris Motor Show. The Zoe has a sticker price starting at $26,650 and a range between 105 and 130 miles. The company is featuring a new, ultra-efficient type of regenerative braking system on the Zoe, while Michelin is debuting a low-friction tire on the new Renault EV. For the complete story, see:

Ford EcoBoost Engine Wins ‘Breakthrough’ Award

Ford Motor Company’s EcoBoost engine has won a place on the Popular Mechanics magazine’s list of ’Breakthrough’ awards. In order to be on the list, a product must be voted by editors as being a significant technological advancement. The 1.0-liter unit is the first three-cylinder engine Ford has ever produced. For the complete story, see:

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