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 |  Jun 19 2012, 2:45 PM

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford’s upcoming vehicles are all geared to offer some of the best fuel economy in the auto industry. The company is accomplishing this in a variety of methods, be it through the use of turbochargers, smaller displacement engines, electric vehicles, or the more traditional route: gas-electric hybrids.

The upcoming Ford Fusion Hybrid, and C-Max hybrid will be released later this year and show off the company’s new emphasis on fuel saving tech.

According to Ford, the Fusion, with its 47-mpg city and 44 mpg highway ratings, will be America’s most fuel efficient, non plug-in sedan.

“We’ve used our collective 20 years of researching and developing hybrid technology – including more than 500 hybrid patents – to deliver the new Fusion Hybrid,” Said Wesley Sherwood, from Ford’s Electrified Vehicles Communications team. “A lot of the work is focused on managing typical energy loss through the powertrain to use that power more efficiently to power the vehicle.”

It accomplishes this with the help of a smaller 2.0-liter engine, in place of the old 2.5-liter engine. A main factor of the Fusion’s economy performance is the light weight achieved by using a lithium ion battery, instead of a nickel-metal hydride battery.

This also allows the Fusion hybrid to reach speeds of 60 mph, using battery power alone.

An early online configurator prices the Fusion Hybrid at $27,995, which is slightly cheaper than the last generation Fusion Hybrid. However this price isn’t final, and could likely change by the time the Fusion launches.

  • Fliche

    Hybrids really are taking over. In even just the next 5 years, there will probably be a hybrid version of absolutely everything.

  • Rb48901

    Personally, I think that all electric vehicles are the only way to go, and then only for inner city commuting. The focus on range has clouded the the true nature of the vehicle. They should not be a replacement for the normal vehicle. They should have been light weight, efficent movers, not something that will drive you across country. That has involved compromises, outrageous prices and has delayed  introduction.  As an example the Chevrolet Volt wil be sold in Australia as the Holden Volt at Aus$60,000.00 Holden also sell the Cruze at Aus$25,000.00 and the Commodore (Chevrolet SS) for $45,000 (we see the Volt for what it is, an electric Cruze!) that is a price premium of Aus$35,000, way too much for the the so-called “green” car. They should have sold it at $12,000 as a commuter and thrown away the ICE. Buy it as your second “work” or “shopping trolly” and keep the petrol (gas) car for the long drives.   

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  • http://www.westedmontonhyundai.com/used-trucks-edmonton.htm Ellsworth Mciltrot

    Ahh. This proves that hybrids are taking over the car industry by storm. It looks like every car manufacturer label is crafting at least one hybrid model to cope with the market’s demands. Well, with its cost-efficiency and perceived better mileage, it wouldn’t be surprising to see these hybrids dominate the road in the years to come.

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    I’m really looking forward to the new Acura RL hybrid.

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  • Althea Later

    I have the CT200h. I am averaging 44 mpg OVERALL. If cars like the Fusion are reliable and average at least 35 mpg… eventually gas cars that are averaging in the teens will be almost worthless.

  • Rxonmymind

    Soon I’ll buy one just not yet. Just as everyone was thrashing about attempting to make a “smart” phone back in 2007 and nobody could get it right along came Steve Jobs with the iphone. I’m hoping one like him comes along and hits a home run. The first car company that does people will beat a path to their store without having to do numbers on the back of the napkin. It’ll be that obvious. Steve, why didn’t you become an auto executive too. Rip….