Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid gets 550 miles

Ford Escape Plug-in hybrid

So let’s start here. This is the new 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid targets a best-in-class EPA-estimated pure-electric range of 30+ miles.

Then when in hybrid mode, the SUV IS equipped with front-wheel drive beats out the segment. All with best-in-class EPA-estimated ratings of 44 mpg city and 41 mpg combined.

So to create a sportier look for the all-new Escape, designers turned to some of the most high-profile sports cars in the Ford showroom. The shield-shaped trapezoidal grille is inspired by the sixth-generation Mustang. All the while a lower front end borrows from Ford GT.

Compared to the current model, the all-new Escape stands lower. Also wider and longer. With a sloped roof line, optimized lift gate spoiler and strake, and efficient underbody, the all-new Escape is the most aerodynamic to date.

Meanwhile, it sheds more than 200 pounds from the current model, due in part to the extensive use of high-strength, lightweight steel. SE Sport and Titanium models come standard with Ford’s innovative fourth-generation hybrid propulsion system, which includes an all-new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine and electronic continuously variable transmission.

The front-wheel-drive hybrid model is projected to produce a combined system horsepower of 198, and a top speed of 85 mph in electric-only mode.

The plug-in hybrid is available on every trim level except S and SE Sport. For it projects a best-in-class EPA-estimated range of at least 30 miles in electric-only mode.

Also the Escape Plug-In Hybrid has a Level 1 / Level 2 AC charging port. Using a 110-volt Level 1 charge, the estimated time to fully charge the battery is 10 to 11 hours. Using a 240-volt Level 2 charge, charge time drops to roughly 3.5 hours.

Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid models feature four EV modes that allow customers to select the settings most suitable for their individual needs. This means:

  1. In Auto EV mode, the vehicle also decides whether to run on gas or electric power.
  2. In EV Now mode, drivers can operate on all-electric driving.
  3. Then In EV Later mode, drivers can switch to full gas-powered driving to conserve electric miles for later
  4. Finally and in all-new EV Charge mode. For this is where drivers can continue to charge the battery. All while driving and generating electric-only miles to use later. 

Source: Ford Motor Company

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