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Ford Fusion Energi is More Fuel Efficient, Cheaper for 2017

The AP reports that the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is more fuel efficient — and more affordable. The Fusion Energi’s fuel economy rating improved to 42 mpg (combined) this year, with a range of 21 miles on electric power alone. That means a single tank of gas can take drivers more than 600 miles. The 2017 model is…

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Ford Introduces Hybrid Taxi Prototype

HybridCars.com reports that Ford has its eye on the taxi market with the development of a Transit Connect hybrid taxi prototype that will be featured at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. Transit Connect already has a big taxi presence in large cities such as Chicago, New York and San Francisco. Ford plans to begin testing a fleet of…

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Ford introducing hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang

Ford will introduce seven new electrified vehicles in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S., a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300 miles for customers globally. The moves are part of a $4.5 billion investment in…

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Ford Fusion buyers drawn toward plug-in hybrid

Ford is enjoying strong sales of the Fusion Energi. Through November, the automaker has sold nearly 15,000 plug-in models this year — a 70% increase over 2015. November sales of the Fusion Energi were the second highest on record, accounting for one out of every 10 Ford Fusions sold. That strong demand helped Ford sell more plug-in hybrids last month…

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Testing The Electric Range of the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi

Cars.com recently set out to answer this question: How long can the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi on electricity alone? The answer: 29 miles, 10 mores more than the Energi’s EPA-rated range. By comparison, the Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid went 37.7 miles and the Chevy Volt (with a battery that’s more than twice as big) can travel 67.5 miles under the right conditions.…

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Five Hybrids That Deliver Value

CheatSheet.com has good news for hybrid buyers looking for a value: Many hybrids that deliver superior fuel economy can be found with little or no premium over traditional models. Here are the five best value hybrids on the market in 2016: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited ($33,610, 33 mpg, $700 premium) Toyota Prius Two ($24,400, 52 mpg, $1,130 premium) Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium ($30,940,…

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Plug-in hybrids with the best electric range

CheatSheet.com says car buyers looking for an plug-in hybrid don’t need to worry about the range anxiety that scares drivers away from pure electric vehicles. It spotlights seven plug-in hybrids with the most electric range, including the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (16 miles in EV mode, 560 miles of total range); Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (17 miles EV, 430 miles total range); Ford C-MAX…

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L.A. Trendsetters? Ford Fusion hybrid sales spike in Los Angeles market

Los Angeles, the largest car market in the United States, is high on the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi. Sales of the hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles jumped more than 35% in June, the first month the new 2017 models were available for purchase. GreenCarCongress.com reports that almost one out of every 10 midsize sedans are sold in the Los Angeles region.…

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi range extended to 610 miles

The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is the first vehicle that can travel more than 600 miles on a tank of gas. The plug-in hybrid recently went 610 miles on a single tank of gas, 60 miles further than the 2016 Fusion Energy. That mean fewer stops for gas. Ford was able to increase the mileage by tweaking the Energi’s powertrain software and its regenerative…

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15 hybrids that don’t sacrifice cargo and passenger space

Motor Trend recently highlighted its picks for 15 hybrids that offer the best of both worlds —  impressive fuel economy and plenty of space for friends, family, and all of your gear. Here is the list of the new generation of hybrids that don’t sacrifice interior space to house powertrain components: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Toyota Prius Audi A3 e-Tron Subaru Crosstrek…

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