Ford in a press release dated January 17, 2013 claimed that the new Ford Fusion Energi’s estimated fuel economy ratings beat those that were obtained by the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) and the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle.
Based on the information obtained from the press release, Ford has stressed out that the newest version of the Fusion Energi sedan is now capable of travelling up to 620 miles in one full tank and full charge. This simply means that the vehicle could easily cover this range without the need to refuel or recharge.
Aside from revealing the maximum range that the Fusion Energi could travel in one full tank and in a single full charge, Ford has also boasted that the fully-charged vehicle is also capable of covering up to 21 miles in full-electric mode.
The American car maker has also pointed out that the range covered by the fully-charged Ford Fusion Energi in electric-only mode is double the electric-only range that the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid could cover. The Ford Fusion Energi’s electric-only range is also three times longer than what the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid could travel. Thus, it is quite correct to conclude that Ford is hinting that the Fusion Energi could be considered as a top option for buyers who are in need of very fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid vehicles.
In addition to that, Ford has also revealed that the Fusion Energi’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 108 miles per gallon equivalent in the city, 92miles per gallon equivalent on the highway, and 100 miles per gallon equivalent when combined are about 5 MPGe higher than what the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle has obtained. Given these ratings, car buyers are given the chance to about $6,850 in five years in the event that they chose to purchase the Ford Fusion Energy over a conventional gas-powered car.
Ford took pride in announcing that the fully-charged Fusion Energi is capable of running at a maximum speed of 125 miles per hour in full electric. The car maker has also boasted that the Energi’s top speed when running in electric-mode only is about 30 miles per hour faster than the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle’s maximum electric-only speed of 85 miles per hour.
Finally, Ford explained that the latest version of the Energi does not only provide the best fuel economy ratings. This is because the vehicle could also provide a lively and comfortable ride.In addition to this, the Ford Fusion Energi comes with some of the company’s exciting features such as the active park assist and the SYNC which also includes the MyFord Touch.