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2013 Ford Fusion Energi

  • Ford Fusion Energi charging.

    Six months after Ford issued a recall over a fire risk and its charge cords, some drivers of Ford plug-in vehicles still don’t have the peace of mind of a new charge cord. The recall, issued last August, affected or the 120V AC “convenience charge cord” that Ford supplies with more than 49,000 U.S.-market vehicles—including specific build dates that cover the 2012-2015 Ford Focus Electric, 2013-2015 Ford C-Max Energi, and 2013-2015 Ford Fusion Energi. Beginning on March 14, 2015, Ford began shipping an updated 120V charge cord that included a thermistor that can...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012
    Ford: Energi Owners Plugging In More Often Than Those Of Focus Electric

    Plug-In Hybrids like the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-Max Energi—or the Toyota Prius Plug-In, among others—encourage those with regular commutes to plug in daily and do some (or all) of their commute in electric-only mode, without the gasoline engine ever firing up. But it appears that...

  • Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids charging in San Francisco garage [photo: Robert Olson]
    Charging Etiquette Fail: Why Electric-Car Owners Resent Plug-In Hybrids

    With almost 100,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads now, congestion at charging stations is starting to crop up. And that has brought to light an issue of electric-car charging etiquette that may prove challenging: Should battery-electric cars get precedence over plug-in hybrids? The question...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
    Ford Adds Charging-Station Search To Energi Plug-In Hybrids

    MyFord Mobile, Ford's smartphone app for the Ford Focus Electric, will soon be available on the brand's plug-in hybrid models too. The app allows customers to manage vehicle functions from their smartphone, such as viewing the state of charge, timing charging sessions, setting cabin temperature and...

  • All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric
    Ford Boost Dealers Selling Plug-In Electric Cars To 900

    If you're trying to get your hands on a plug-in Ford, it should soon get a little easier. Ford will more than quadrouple the number of dealers able to sell its plug-in models, the Ford Focus Electric, C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid this year. According to The Detroit...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model
    Right Electric Range For A Plug-In Hybrid: Is Lower Better?

    How much electric range is the "right" amount in a plug-in hybrid or range-extended electric car? If you're a fan of battery electric vehicles, the answer is "all of it." But if you want to drive most of your miles on electricity, and still have the security of a combustion engine as a backup for...

  • 2013 Ford Fusion Energi

    The guessing is over, as Ford has revealed full EPA mileage figures for its 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, after teasing its 108 MPGe highway rating a few weeks back. Joining the C-Max Energi in Ford's plug-in hybrid lineup, the Fusion Energi touts a combined 100 MPGe in blended electric mode, with city and highway figures of 108 and 92 MPGe. In regular hybrid mode, combined mileage is 43 mpg, with 44 mpg city and 41 31 highway. The Fusion's official range is 620 miles, 21 of those on electricity alone. Electric-only top speed is an impressive 85 mph, meaning silent highway cruising. That...

  • 2013 Ford Fusion Energi
    Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid: 108 MPGe Bests Prius Plug-In

    Ford has announced official EPA mileage figures for its latest plug-in hybrid, the Fusion Energi. Set to join the C-Max Energi in Ford's range, the new plug-in Fusion becomes America's most fuel-efficient sedan, with a rating of 108 MPGe in city driving. That puts it 5 mpg ahead of the Toyota Prius...

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    Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Ford Fusion

    The new 2013 Ford Fusion is stunning on the street; it may well be the best-looking mid-size sedan on the market. And it comes with no fewer than five different powertrains, all of them as or more fuel efficient as those in the previous Fusion sedan. The first Fusion in 2005 started to re-establish...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
    LA Auto Show Wrapup: Five New Plug-In Electric Cars (Video)

    For our final piece on last week's Los Angeles Auto Show, we put together a video on the five new plug-in electric cars officially unveiled there. Three of them are plug-in hybrids, a pair from Ford and one from Honda, and the other two are small battery-electric conversions by the makers of the...

  • 2013 Ford Fusion Energi
    2013 Ford Fusion Energi Pricing: Higher Than Chevy Volt After Incentives

    Were you expecting the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi to undercut its nearest rival, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt? If so, you might be in for a surprise. Ford has announced an entry-level price of $39,495 for the Fusion Energi in SE trim. That's $350 more than the Chevrolet Volt's starting price of $39,145...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
    2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi Join California HOV Lane

    Californians wanting to gain single-occupancy access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes now have twice as many eligible cars to choose from when buying their next vehicle. Yesterday, Ford announced that its 2013 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid has met the standards set out by the...

  • 2013 Ford Fusion Energi

    As far as we know, not a single auto journalist has yet driven the upcoming plug-in hybrid Energi models of the 2013 Ford C-Max and 2013 Ford Fusion. But an interesting and illuminating post on HybridCars.com offers more details about those cars' electric capabilities than we'd seen to date. It led us to wonder whether the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi will actually prove to be the most direct competitor yet for the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Here's why. The author, noted hybrid-car authority Brad Berman, corrects his previous assumption--which many of us shared--that the plug-in...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
    2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 95 MPGe. 2012 Chevy Volt: 94 MPGe. Game On?

    Japanese automaker Toyota has fired a warning shot across General Motors’ bow today with a revised set of gas mileage figures for the soon-to-be-launched 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Announced by Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, official economy figures in...

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