Apparently, the second production plug-in hybrid built after the Ford C-Max Energi, the Ford Fusion Energi is capable covering a range of 620 miles between fuel stops when calculated with EPA-rated figures. These indicate a fuel consumption of 108 mpg in the city, 92 mpg on the highway and 100 mpg on a combined cycle. The sedan model can run about 21 miles on electric-mode only. These numbers have helped the American Ford brand reach No. 1 in fuel efficiency customer satisfaction. In fact, Ford manages to beat Toyota for leading fuel efficiency in every segment, where they compete, of course.
When it comes to sales, know that Ford sold more hybrids in the fourth quarter of 2012 than any other 3-month period during the entire history of the company. To be more precise, they have managed to sell 19.554 units and the Ford Fusion Energy is the 5th electrified vehicle launched by Ford in the past year. In fact this model benefits from 20 years of research and innovation behind the software and hardware technology it offers. The experience speaks for itself now. The power split technology of the car consists of more than 200 patents alone. The car is capable of running 23 mph faster than the Toyota Prius plug-in and it delivers 195 horsepower with a fully charged battery. This means 60 horsepower more in comparison with the Prius plug-in.
In terms of technology, know that the model comes with the latest generation of SmartGauge with EcoGuide. This offers information as fuel economy that can be displayed on one of two 4.2-inch LCD screens. This way, drivers can monitor their driving efficiency. Please check out the photo gallery below to see what we are talking about.
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