Thursday, July 2, 2015

2016 Fusion Energi at Gresham Ford

The Fusion Energi is the first plug-in hybrid midsize sedan for Ford and is available through Ford Certified EV Dealers like Gresham Ford for the Portland Metro Area.  The plug-in capability means the lithium-ion battery can be fully charged easily overnight in approximately 7 hours using the standard 120-volt convenience charging cord or — for faster charging in about 2.5 hours —
an available 240-volt charging option.  This is a great option that can recharge while you sleep while using nothing more than the same kind of cord you would use for your vacuum cleaner.  
2016 Ford Fusion Energi Available at Gresham Ford
The Fusion Energi combines a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine for maximum efficiency.  This also gets rid of any range anxiety drivers may feel with the fully electric vehicles.  The Fusion Energi is capable of driving up to 85 mph in all-electric mode and is very zippy off the line thanks to the immediate torque provided by the electric power.  This 2016 Ford Fusion Energi combination of plug and hybrid offers the best of both worlds, providing the capability to be driven as an electric vehicle for short trips and as a hybrid for longer trips.  This truly is the best of both worlds.  The Fusion Energi shares many of the same advanced powertrain system features with Fusion Hybrid,  Combining the best features of a gasoline engine and an electric motor to deliver excellent driving
performance and efficiency is a winning combination for Oregon drivers who crave most responsible forms of transportation but still need to avoid range anxiety.  The Fusion Energi can be charged by connecting the vehicle’s external charge port to either a standard 120-volt outlet or an available 240-
volt charging option.  Just by plugging it into your normal 120 outlet you probably already have in your garage with the cord provided, your Fusion will fully charge in 7 hours.  Most of us drive less than 20 miles to work.  If that is true for you the Fusion Energi wouldn't touch your gas tank during your daily commute.  You can travel up to 85 mph in all-electric mode as long as you have the energy in your "tank".  The plug-in capability offers drivers greater range and capability in full EV mode (all-electric only) than Fusion Hybrid, helping to further reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.  It truly is great technology.  Many of the Managers of Gresham Ford drive Energi vehicles and really enjoy competing to see who can go longer without using fuel.