Ford to lower fuel economy rating on C-Max hybrid

Per Automotive News, Ford will announce tomorrow that is lowering the fuel economy rating of its C-Max hybrid. Unclear how much pressure EPA placed on Ford to do this.

As many may recall Hyundai/Kia also lowered its ratings on four of its models last November. This decision was forced by EPA's discovery of improperly calculated fuel economy numbers. It is unclear if EPA had a similar finding in the case of Ford.

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Ford has also faced two class action lawsuits which were filed against the company on behalf of consumers who alleged that Ford misled them with artificially high fuel economy claims.

Article makes no mention if they are doing the same for the Fusion hybrid which has faced similar complaints.

http://www.autonews.com/article/201308…

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