Ford has announced that the official EPA rating on the soon to be available 2013 Fusion Energi is 108 MPGe in the city and 92 MPGe on the highway, for an overall rating of 100MPGe combined. These figures makes the Ford Fusion Energi America’s most fuel efficient sedan and can help save customers an estimated $6,850 per year.
Recently, Green Car Journal voted the Fusion Energi as the Green Car of the year. “The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is the exclamation point for Ford’s transformed lineup of fuel-efficiency leaders that now beats Toyota across the board,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development.
Although the C-max Hybrid and C-max Energi have done exceptionally well, the Fusion Energi is designed to target a slightly different audience, delivering a midsize sedan with a sleek exterior and functional design elements in addition to segment leading fuel economy.
The Ford Fusion Energi adds to Ford’s ‘power of choice’ line-up for leading fuel economy as the fifth electrified vehicle launched in the last 13 months.
Some of the Ford Fusion Energi’s class leading features include:
- EV mode button that allows driver to switch between all-electric, normal hybrid operation, and conserve battery power for later use
- Regenerative braking that is capable of capturing more than 90 percent of normal braking energy
- advanced lithium-ion batteries covered by an 8 year/100,000 mile limited warranty
- charge port with LED light ring that illuminates to indicate charge status
In the news release Ford also projects 19,000 hybrid electric vehicle sales in the fourth quarter of this year which would make it Ford’s best quarter for hybrids ever – it would also mean Ford is expecting more than half of hybrid sales this year to come in this period.