2017 Fusion Energi PHEV ups range to 610 miles

By Bob Nagy on May 27, 2016 11:45 AM

A series of revisions to the hybrid powertrain software and regenerative braking system on the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi have helped this midsize plug-in hybrid sedan add 60 miles of range. According to the EPA, the 2017 Fusion Energi can travel 610 miles on a full tank of gas and full battery charge. That earns it bragging rights for having the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid presently sold in the U.S.

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“Plug-in hybrids are electric vehicles until you run down the battery,” noted Wade Jackson, marketing manager for Ford Fusion, “then they work exactly like a conventional hybrid.” In the case of the 2017 Fusion Energi, the initial EV-only interval is 21 miles with the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson Cycle gasoline engine kicking in at that point to provide an additional 588 miles. The new 2017 Fusion Energi carries EPA city/highway/combined ratings of 43/41/42 mpg. Pricing starts at $31,995 for a Fusion Energi SE, with the Platinum trim level opening at $32,995 and the Titanium model commencing at $41,995.

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According to Ford, it currently has six electrified vehicles in its product portfolio and is the top seller of plug-in hybrid models in America. It has previously committed $4.5 billion to add 13 more new EV nameplates to that mix by 2020, when over 40 percent of the models its sells will offer some sort of electrification option.

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