Ford Unveils 100 MPGe Plug-in Hybrid 2013 Fusion Energi

By · January 09, 2012

Ford Fusion Energi

Ford claims that the 2013 plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi will be rated at 100-plus MPGe.

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.

Essentially, the Fusion Energi is a plug-in version of the 2013 Fusion Hybrid. The Energi features a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine and a lithium-ion battery pack of undisclosed capacity. So far, Ford only released this brief statement pertaining to the Fusion Energi:

"Topping the fuel-efficiency ladder is the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, aiming to be the most fuel-efficient midsize car in the world. Arriving this fall, Fusion Energi is anticipated to deliver more than 100 MPGe, a mile per gallon equivalency metric for electrified vehicles. This is 8 MPGe more than the Chevrolet Volt and 13 MPGe more than the projected efficiency of the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid model."

Fusion Energi rear

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is expected to launch in fall of 2012.

Ford has not released any of the Fusion Energi's key specs, such as all-electric range, charge times, price and so on. The company is allowing one number to do all the talking: an expected 100-plus MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) in a full-size sedan. If Ford hits that mark, and prices the Fusion Energi to beat the Chevy Volt and at least to match the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, then Ford's only problem could be making enough to meet demand.

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