The Ford Fusion is an impressive car in any of its many trim levels and models, but we think one of the best is the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid. The new car has just made its way back from the EPA, and the estimated numbers are out of this world. The Fusion Energi boasts an EPA-rated fuel economy of 108 MPGe in the city and 92 MPGe on the highway for a combined rating of 100 MPGe. For those keeping count, that is 5 better than the Prius plug-in hybrid. This stellar fuel economy also gives the Fusion Energi an outrageous 620 mile range. That means that a full tank and charged battery can get you from Sacramento to San Diego on one tank, and that is on the scenic Highway 101. That range means that a two day trip from Miami to NYC could be done with two tanks of gas.
A huge portion of that fuel economy is thanks to the Fusion Energi’s ability to travel up to 21 miles on pure electric power. That is almost triple the range of the plug-in hybrids from Toyota and Honda. The Energi also possesses an electric-only top speed of 85 mph. The Prius plug-in only manages 62 mph, a full 23 mph slower, and less than the interstate speed limit. The Fusion Energi is so impressive thanks to Ford’s extensive experience with alternative propulsion. The Energi benefits from 20 years of Ford research and development that has resulted in nearly 500 hybrid technology patents. The Energi’s powersplit technology alone comprises more than 200 patents.