Introduction to Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Electric
Let’s go Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric. So if you’re in the market for a new car and are looking for an eco-friendly option. I mean then the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid electric might be just what you’re looking for.
This hybrid vehicle is more than just a typical gas-electric hybrid. Especiallyas it boasts some impressive electric-only capabilities. In fact, it’s so electric-focused that some have even dubbed it as an “EV with a range extender”. I mean rather than a traditional hybrid.
In addition, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid electric is a prime example of how car manufacturers are working. Especially to incorporate more sustainable technology into their designs. As the demand for electric and hybrid vehicles continues to grow, it’s exciting to see how innovation in this space is helping to make eco-friendly driving more accessible and practical for everyday consumers. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and what makes it such a standout option for those looking to go green on the road.
Why Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Electric
Here are several reasons why the Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicle rocks. I mean on being energy efficient, green and an eco friendly hybrid.
1. The car drives ALL electric up to 47 miles per hour. This is basically a city electric car given to you in a hybrid (two for the price on one).
2. According to the US Department of Energy estimates, if you drive around town the mileage increases from the measly 41 miles per gallon it can become 220 miles per gallon.
3. Pretty much the only emissions start occuring after 47 miles per hour, The less you hear the engine, the more electric the vehicle becomes and that is zero tailpipe emissions.
4. Electric cars save energy, zero tailpipe emissions during an all electric commute.
5. By using an all electric car around you even reduce tailpipe emissions and pollutants that go into the air. Then as an asthmatic I don’t have to then breathe in these toxins while walking around town.
I recently had the opportunity to drive the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. While it’s not a full-electric vehicle, it has a hybrid system that combines some of the advantages of a gasoline/electric powertrain with advantages of an all-electric powertrain. It has a full-electric range of 25 miles, and the system can be operated in all-electric mode or with the engine (which spools up to a 6-cylinder). The hybrid system can take over and operate the propulsion system when the battery charge is too low to make it to the next charging station.
The drivetrain is a 4-cylinder gas engine mated to an electric motor. The gas engine and electric motor are both mounted in a V-drive configuration in the rear axle, which helps reduce overall weight. The gas engine is a 3.5-liter, 3-valve V6, and the electric motor is a 1.8-kWh, single-speed, synchronous, permanent-magnet unit.
With all-wheel drive, the MKZ Hybrid can hit a combined fuel economy of 39 mpg in the NEDC, although I averaged only 31 mpg. The EPA rates it at 38 mpg city, 37 highway, and 39 combined. With the engine running, that rises to 42 mpg combined. I mean although the best I got was 35 mgl/hwy. I think the car is capable of much better ratings. However, it was in heavy traffic during my drive. Therefore, we didn’t have a chance to do any Highway MPG testing.
Source: Ford Motor Company