The 2016 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid provides a nice mix of fuel economy, electric-only range, utility and refinement. The tall hatchback’s plug-in powertrain is paired with a battery big enough to provide up to 19 miles of silent electric travel before reverting to regular gasoline-electric hybrid operating mode. In that latter mode, the C-Max Energi’s battery is recharged from excess engine power and braking energy. Recharging on the run lets the C-Max Energi’s power management system regularly deliver short bursts of all-electric travel, which can stretch overall fuel economy to nearly 90 MPGe. Operating only in standard hybrid mode when the initial battery charge is depleted, the C-Max Energi delivers up to 38 mpg in combined city and highway driving.A 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine powers the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi. It’s paired with an electric motor fed by a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, they send a total of 188 hp to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).The battery pack is considerably larger than the one in the standard C-Max Hybrid, which allows the Energi to travel up to 19 miles purely on electric power. With a 240-volt charging station, fully recharging the pack only takes about 2.5 hours. Charging from a standard 120-volt wall outlet extends that time to at least five hours.Dealer license # 24977*$699 document fee extra. Freight and PDI included in the price.