Here at Terry’s Ford of Peotone we’ve certainly noticed that plug-in hybrids are becoming more and more popular, and the flagship vehicle for the current model year is the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. The technology in this plug-in hybrid system allows the Energi to run on electric power alone before it switches to hybrid power. This model combines ground-breaking fuel efficiency with solid performance and a stylish design, making it a top choice for a family sedan.
This extended-range plug-in has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine partnered with an electric motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Together, this system produces 188 hp that is sent through a continuously variable transmission. As a result, the 2013 Ford Energi can run on electric power, without tapping into any gas, for up to 21 miles.
While running on electric power, the new Energi achieves a mind-blowing 100 mpge! After that, while in hybrid mode, it gets 47 mpg both in the city and on the highway. So, if you combine the power sources, you can technically drive for 68 miles in a day, on a charged battery, with just one gallon of gas!
While plugged in, there is an LED ring circling the charging port that lights up during charging. It glows gradually to indicate the charge level. Once completely lit, that means the car is charged and ready to drive. How cool is that?
Ford’s extended-range hybrid comes in two trims: the SE Luxury and the Titanium. The standard features on the SE Luxury include:
The Titanium model adds on a rearview camera and rear parking sensors, sport seats, a premium audio system, and a rear spoiler.
Here at Terry’s Ford we have an extensive selection of innovative models that will provide your family with some of the best fuel-efficiency ratings on the market. Visit our dealership to take a look around our showroom and lot! Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with vehicle selection and to answer any questions about the Ford line-up. We hope to see you soon!