Ford Fusion Energi News

By Alysha Webb ·
July 17, 2013

Ford Pushes Vehicle Electrification, But Mostly Without Plug

Plug-in electric vehicles got short shrift in a Ford webinar yesterday. The company used the event, dubbed “Electrified Vehicle Momentum,” to announce a raft of enhancements to its conventional hybrid vehicles. Plug-in electrics could one day benefit from Ford’s increased investment in hybrid batteries and powertrains, but for now, the plug appears to be a secondary concern for the company.

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
July 17, 2013

At Last, Ford Brings Electrified Models to Europe

Ford is a leader in hybrids in America, but it has yet to sell the first one in Europe. I took a test drive of an Escape Hybrid in Paris in 2006, and I thought at the time that this model would quickly arrive at dealers everywhere, but that didn't happen. Similarly, Ford started selling its Focus Electric in the U.S. last year, but Europe is still waiting to see a Ford EV outside of a motor show. So it's a relief to learn that they're finally coming.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
March 29, 2013

First Drive: Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid

Complementing the C-Max, with a virtually identical drivetrain, the Fusion offers five-seat luxury for the sedan buyer.

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 08, 2013

Ford Expands EV Offering by Certifying 900 Dealers

When the Ford Focus Electric launched last summer, only 67 Ford dealers across the nation were certified to sell the company's plug-in vehicle. By November, that number surpassed 200. Ford now says the number of EV Certified dealers will exceed 900 by Spring. Certified dealers must have plug-in cars ready to demonstrate, and staff trained to understand electric vehicle.

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By Eric Loveday ·
December 31, 2012

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Rated at 100 MPGe

The EPA finalized its MPGe rating for the plug-in hybrid 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. The ratings are 108 MPGe in the city, 92 MPGe highway—and 100 MPGe combined. The Fusion Energi is likely to be one of the most popular new plug-in cars to be introduced in 2013.

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By Eric Loveday ·
November 23, 2012

Ford Prices 2013 Fusion Energi at $39,495

Ford this week announced the price of the the Fusion Energi at $39,495 for the less-costly SE Luxury trim. The price of the the top-of-the-line Fusion Energi Titanium at $40,995. That means that the price of the Fusion Energi is nearly identical to the $39,145 Chevy Volt, prior to incentives and tax credits.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 14, 2012

Ford C-Max Energi Operates As Pure Electric Car for First 20 Miles

Mea Culpa. Last week, I criticized Ford for hyping up the capabilities of its upcoming C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. I was wrong. I wrote that Ford marketers used trumped up numbers to make the C-Max Energi appear a lot more capable than the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. After speaking with John Davis, the chief engineer for the C-Max in North America, I learned that the C-Max Energi is indeed substantially more capable of driving purely as an EV than the Prius Plug-in—and its technology is in fact an innovative step forward for plug-in hybrids.

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 29, 2012

Panasonic Selected to Electrify Ford Fusion Energi, C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrids

Panasonic announced last week that it signed a deal with Ford Motor Company to provide prismatic lithium-ion battery cells for its vehicles. Terms of the deal call for Panasonic to supply battery cells for hybrid version of the Ford Fusion and C-Max, and for the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids. Ford will assemble the lithium-ion packs in-house.

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By Eric Loveday ·
January 09, 2012

Ford Unveils 100 MPGe Plug-in Hybrid 2013 Fusion Energi

Among Ford's various available powertrain options for the recently unveiled 2013 Ford Fusion is the plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi, a vehicle that Ford claims will be the "most fuel-efficient midsize car in the world." The Fusion Energi is on a fast production schedule, officially launching in fall 2012.

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