Ford has released new details about the C-MAX Energi, ahead of its launch this fall. It will have an electric-only range of approximately 20 miles (32 km) and an overall range of roughly 550 miles (885 km).

Ford has released new details about the C-MAX Energi, ahead of its launch this fall.

Designed to battle the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, the Energi has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. This enables the model to have a combined output of approximately 188 hp (140 kW / 191 PS). Ford estimates the MPV will be able to travel 20 miles (32 km) on electricity alone and have an overall range of roughly 550 miles (885 km). This should give the model a rating of 95 MPGe, which is slightly lower than the Chevrolet Volt's 98 MPGe.

Besides the fuel-efficient powertrain, the Energi will feature a SmartGauge instrument cluster (with two 4.2-inch LCD displays) and an optional MyFord Mobile smartphone application which allows users to remotely monitor their vehicle.