The Ford Fusion Energy is the 5th vehicle in Ford’s electrified vehicle lineup, following behind the Ford Focus Electric, Ford C-max Energy, Ford C-max Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Designed from the beginning to be very efficient, the Fusion Energy is Ford’s answer to the Toyota Prius. The Prius has been dominated the market for almost 10 years, and now Ford wants in on the action as the hybrid segment continues to grow.
The Ford Fusion Energy combines a battery pack with an electric motor and a gasoline engine. The high voltage lithium-ion battery pack gives enough power to propel the Fusion Energy in electric only mode for up to 21 miles. Thanks to the ability to plug in the Fusion Energy, you can recharge the battery pack overnight with a 120 volt outlet, or with a dedicated 240 volt EVSE, you can charge the battery in just a couple of hours.
Using regenerative braking to slow down, and using a new body design that is 10% stronger and lighter than the last Fusion model, the 2013 Ford Fusion Energy actually achieves better numbers than the Toyota Prius all around.
Fusion Energy Specifications
- 2 litre Atkinson style gasoline engine with 141hp
- AC permanent magnet electric motor
- high voltage lihtium-ion batter pack
- ability to seat 5 adults
- 21 miles pure electric range
- 620 miles combined electric and gasoline hybrid range
- over 100MPGe combined efficiency
Manufactured in Mexico, the Ford Fusion Energy is currently on sale and is set to be delivered sometime in the spring of 2013.