Let’s begun with the results. I simply drove this car everywhere. With the newer 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine in the new 2019 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid model. In addition, it has an electric-only range of 25 miles. Yet when including regenerative braking you get closer to 30 miles. As well, the test was to drive and charge. So for almost a month every time I got home: I charged up. Total 73 MPG.
It’s also got a nice interior. Had a slight feel of Lincoln. Yet this Fusion styling includes a sleeker front and rear design. It also came with new wheels. Ford engineers designed a new 9.0-kilowatt-hour air-cooled lithium-ion battery. This better cooled tech provides greater energy capacity. However the best part is with no change to the size of the battery pack.
Based on data generated by more than 23,000 MyFordMobile plug-in hybrid customers over several years, Ford estimates the 2019 Fusion Energi will potentially allow up to 80 percent of plug-in customers to drive their typical daily commute on electricity alone, with the support of both home and workplace charging, assuming the vehicle is fully charged daily at home and at work.
Ford 2019 Fusion Energi sedan is the first Ford vehicle globally with standard new state-of-the-art. It also comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technology, plus sleeker styling for all models. Furthermore and more interesting an slightly increased all-electric driving range for the plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi.
Even without workplace charging, Ford estimates almost a majority go all electric. Ford reported about 48 percent of plug-in hybrid cars would get to and from their jobs on electric power alone. This estimate is based on MyFordMobile data collected from more than 19 million unique trips from 23,000 Ford battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Simplified new lineup brings more features, more value than ever
A simplified Ford Fusion lineup now includes even more technology and style for 2019.
Fusion Energi Titanium:This Fusion Energi now includes rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, voice-activated navigation, and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel.