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Ford Fusion Energi

Ford readies Fusion plug-in hybrid for debut in

The plug-in hybrid version of the Fusion midsize sedan have a battery-only range of than 21 miles and top speed of 85 The plug-in hybrid, which calls the Fusion Energi, go on sale early in 2013.

expects the car to get an EPA rating of better 100 m.p.g.e. when it’s on batteries. That would it one of the most efficient vehicles on the Plug-in hybrids have batteries than conventional

They can run on electricity alone for greater distances than hybrids, which can usually cover a mile or two on battery

“Plug-in hybrids make sense for most drivers pure electric cars, there’s not much infrastructure for battery-only vehicles, said Krebs, senior analyst

Ford won’t say fuel economy it expects the car operates like a standard hybrid, but it will probably be 4 m.p.g. below the Fusion 47 m.p.g. rating in combined and highway driving.

Unlike some plug-in the Fusion Energi will quickly to its top speed on battery alone. A “hybrid now” on the Fusion Energi lets the lock the car into electric until the batteries are exhausted. thinks that will be useful for short trips the driver knows battery alone is enough.

“The big obstacle to plug-ins and vehicles continues to be the significant premium,” Krebs said. gas prices like we’ve got now a lot of consumers don’t feel incentive to pay for a hybrid.”

Ford Fusion Energi

The Fusion uses the same 2.0-liter engine, lithium-ion batteries and motor as the C-Max Energi hybrid crossover.

Ford announce the Fusion Energi’s and EPA fuel economy rating to when it goes on sale. The car be available across the United but only Ford dealers special training will it.

Other than a bigger, expensive battery, the Fusion is very similar to the Fusion that just went on Ford engineers say that high-volume vehicles and sharing components helps control the of their hybrids, plug-ins and vehicles.

Plug-in hybrids are likely to grow rapidly, but a couple of the vehicles are on sale Toyota has a plug-in version of its that can go about 11 miles on power. Some people consider the Chevrolet Volt and Karma plug-ins, although mechanical layout and longer range probably qualify as what the EPA calls extended-range vehicles.

Contact Mark Phelan at or 313-222-6731.

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