In recent times, we have seen a number of rides which make use of alternate fuels. Many of these have earned great EPA fuel economy ratings. However, Ford’s Fusion Energi seems to have surpassed them all by taking home an EPA fuel economy rating of 100 mpg.
Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid that can draw its power either from its four-cylinder internal combustion engine or its electric drive system. The electric drive system utilizes the battery pack that has to be charged by plugging it into an electrical outlet.
The battery power, however, is quite limited and the car can run only 20 miles with a single recharge. However, you can always switch to the more conventional power from the combustion engine. With the battery pack alone, the car can go as high up as 62mph and so, for longer trips, you are certain to rely on the regular fuel.
In view of that, it is good to note that the car comes with an excellent fuel economy rating. The 100 mpg tag puts it ahead of the likes of Chevrolet Volt, with a 98 mpg fuel economy, as well as Toyota Prius Plug-in, which has a 95 mpg economy.
Yet, Ford Fusion Energi comes at par with another of Ford’s offerings, the C-Max Energi, both carrying the 100 mpg-e tag now. It is expected that Ford would make Fusion Energi available soon for a going price of $39,495. Prospective buyers may be eligible for a few state incentives, including a $3750 federal green energy tax credit, as a token of thanks for buying a greener ride.
Courtesy: Fox News
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