Are the Accessories Immediately Available at Startup in a Ford C-Max?

One of the aspects of hybrid or all-electric cars is the necessity to warm up the vehicle before utilizing the accessories. Due to battery drain at the initial ignition point, the battery needs to recharge before the accessories can be engaged.

To satisfy this condition, Ford engineers first attempted to augment the battery with an outside assist. The outside help became too much of a liability, so the engineers opted to restrict accessory use until the battery had recharged to the point where it would be safe to engage them. That attempt also proved ineffective as drivers sought to override the block while driving short distances.

In the end, the systems in the C-Max were adjusted to automatically restrict accessory use for a limited amount of warmup time. Woltz & Wind Ford assures you that the delay is short and only during cold startups.

 

 

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