With the NGR you can add EV miles to the battery after the hybrid portion has been filled up. I have been able to
add 7 miles of EV power by regen on hill descents out here in CA. I could have managed more, but wanted to use
the EV power. The other advantage of the NRG is if you live in an area that has carpool lanes, it qualifies for HOV
stickers (here in CA anyways) so you can run the lane with only 1 person in the car if you get the stickers.
IMO, the rebates on the NRG make it about the same price as a Hybrid. You could always change area's/living places
in the future and utilize the EV charging part of the car. If you didn't buy the NRG, you wouldn't be able to if things changed.
The price aside, I would only buy the NRG.........It's the only choice for me even if, I couldn't use the plug-in charging right away.
For me, battery overhead is the only shortcoming of the Hybrid C-Max.
You'll learn to add EV mileage to the battery over time and you'll be glad you purchased the NRG, IMO
Edited by drdiesel1, 22 August 2014 - 08:18 PM.