Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid qualifies for the high occupancy program

Posted on Tuesday, 5 March 2013 , 07:03:59 byIulia

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Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid qualifies for the high occupancy program


According to a study, the American model Ford Fusion Energi has the highest number of 2013 vehicles qualifying for Faster Lane Access in California. The win access to these faster moving carpool lanes, vehicles must qualify for tax rebates through the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project of California. The California Air Resources Board is the one that handles these types of situations and supervises everything. All models that qualify receive a special sticker that identifies it as having HOV privileges.



Apparently Ford Fusion Energi buyers are qualify for receiving a $1.500 tax rebate which makes Fusion the third Ford brand vehicle to now qualify for the special financial and driving incentives of California. These also put the brand in the lead along with Toyota. The Ford Focus electric and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid also qualify. These programs are being designed to promote reduced greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of less gas. To qualify for the programs, a vehicle must be classified by CARB as a super ultra-low emission vehicle and be certified by the US EPA to offer fuel economy of at least 45 mpg when traveling on the highway. The Ford Fuel Energi has an estimated fuel economy rating of 100 mpg on a combined cycle, 108 mpg in the city and 92 mpg on the highway. It also has a total range of up to 620 miles on the tank of gas and one full charge which is really impressive. Only on electric power, the model has a range that reaches up to 21 miles. The American brand managed to launch the new C-MAX Hybrid, the C-MAX Energy plug-in hybrid and Fusion Hybrid before the end of last year obtaining a 9 % market share gain to 16 %. In about the same period, Japanese carmaker Toyota fell 8 points from 68 % to 60 % in the hybrid vehicle segment. Source: autoblog