Posted 12.10.2012 in Cars by Editor
The Fusion Energi is Ford's bid to stay competitive against other mid-class hybrid electric sedans. The plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi can travel up to 21 miles in electric-only mode, about 60% more than the Honda Accord Plug-in. Using its permanent magnet, AC synchronous motor and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery it can achieve an electric-only top speed of up to 85 mph. An EV mode button switches the drivetrain to all-electric mode when enough battery charge is available. For longer trips, the Energi uses a 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine capable of 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid drive system is capable of a total 188 hp output. EPA ratings are 108 MPGe for city driving, 92 MPGe highway.
The Fusion EV models have several sophisticated power saving features. EV+ mode actually recognizes when you are nearing home and allows you to stay in electric mode longer, anticipating an upcoming recharge. Eco cruise control relaxes acceleration to obtain maximum electric range.
Electric Range: 21
Total Range: 550
Combined MPGe: 100
Battery Capacity: N/A