"The C-MAX Hybrid is winning over customers with its best-in-class passenger room, smart technologies and leading fuel economy," says O'Donnell. "And its $25,995 price tag gives customers the value they are looking for without having to make the typical compromises that have defined most hybrids until now."Customers are demonstrating that even in a hybrid vehicle, they are looking for "real car" features. More than 60 percent of sales of C-MAX Hybrid are the SEL model, which offers Intelligent Access with push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, heated seats, SYNC ® with MyFord Touch ®, ambient lighting and the Reverse Sensing System standard. Early sales of the SEL model are running about 20 percent higher than expected. Ford's first production plug-in hybrid C-MAX Energi – America's most fuel-efficient and affordable plug-in hybrid vehicle – is now available at Ford EV-certified dealers in half the states across the country. As Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, C-MAX Energi provides customers with an all-new electrified vehicle offering that delivers a class-leading 108 MPGe city EPA rating, "real car" horsepower of 195 (versus Prius plug-in's 134 horsepower) and a leading EV-only speed of 85 mph, 20 mph above the Prius plug-in. According to a Pike Research report, Ford's electrified vehicle offerings will help the company join Toyota as leaders in electric vehicle sales by 2020. The report projects plug-in hybrid sales will reach nearly 48,000 units in 2012, and sell faster than the early days of conventional hybrids by later this decade. Maximum power of choice The all-new C-MAX Energi joins Ford's all-new electrified vehicle offerings, including the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, America's most fuel-efficient sedan, which is on sale now. The new Fusion will also give customers the power to choose across three powertrain options – gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.