New mode EV Recharge

By John H.

I have a suggestion for the 2013 C-Max Energi It would be nice to have a fourth operating mode in addition to the Auto, EV, EV later. I would call it EV recharge. Like the EV Later where the system holds in reserve the set percentage of the HV battery but it would continue to charge the battery from the surplus energy until it reaches 100%. I have a commute between two cities on the freeway and it would be nice to have more EV drive in the city after the drive on the freeway. Currently I'm able to switch to EV mode while I'm breaking and then switch back to the EV Later where I get about 4-5% more on the HV battery. This allows for the clean EV driving in the city instead of using gas. Love the 2013 C-Max Energi Thanks for taking the time to read this suggestion.
Ken C 10/30/2013
I have experienced increases in stored energy from 8 to 12 miles to as much as 19 to 26 miles on a downhill run of about 6 miles where the elevation loss is about 2000 feet. This is during the summer. During the winter, all night charges produce from 12 to 16 miles(28 to 34 degrees). I hate to see what the charge will be at 15 degrees.