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Ford Fusion Energi Certified As Most Efficient Sedan

Ford just keeps on getting the good news for its hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) as the year winds down. The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, already named “Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal, has now landed a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating of 108 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the city, making it the most fuel-efficient sedan in the U.S., according to the company statement. The vehicle received a combined 100 MPGe rating, with a 92 MPGe highway rating.

Sounds pretty good for a vehicle which could help give some underlying support for consumers who are looking to buy an EV. However, it could be the savings in the pocketbook that ultimately entice people to buy.

Ford projects savings of around $6,850 in fuel costs over 5 years compared to a comparable new car. “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 group vice president, Global Product Development of Ford Raj Nair.

This is the third Ford hybrid/electric vehicle which has received an EPA rating of 100 MPGe or greater. Ford’s Focus Electric has a combined 105 MPGe combined rating (110 MPGe city; 99 MPGe highway), while the C-Max Energi’s combined rating is 100 MPGe (108 MPGe city; 92 MPGe highway). Meanwhile, Ford has put out five electric vehicles in just over the past year, which has helped the company rank number one in overall fuel economy.

Perhaps it also helps Ford’s artillery that its fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles comes with some cool features, which include: SmartGage with EcoGuide, providing displays for fuel reading, while showing drivers to maximize their fuel efficiency; voice command for phones and entertainment devices; and monitoring battery charge statuses for EVs and hybrids. Another feature that will help drivers is EV+, which uses the GPS from Ford Sync, along with other software, to learn the most travelled destinations of drivers — so the car can drive more in electric mode.

With all the neat, technical features, plus all the recent accolades, it’s no wonder the company is bullish on fourth quarter sales for its family of eco-friendly vehicles. Ford projects to have its highest quarter sales for EV and hybrids this quarter, with approximately 19,000 sales projected. C-Max Energi vehicles alone in October and November became the quickest launch for hybrids of any sort, at 8,030 units sold. That surpassed the record held by the Toyota Camry hybrid back in May and June of 2006, when 7,300 passed through sales lots.

“The response to C-MAX really shows the amount of pent-up demand from a specific market for C-segment hybrids,” said marketing manager, Ford Electrified Vehicles C.J. O’Donnell. “Fusion Energi has a different audience in the midsize sedan market, but delivers many of the characteristics and technologies that make C-MAX Energi so great, which is why we’re anticipating a similar positive response.”

Want to learn more about the history of the Fusion Energi? Check out this interesting video about the roots of the vehicle:

http://youtu.be/9IA1z3U5xUs

Source: PR Newswire

 
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