Ford is lopping $4,000 off the entry price of the Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid version of the Fusion sedan that will now sell for $34,525, including destination but not including government incentives.
Ford sold more plug-in hybrids than even Toyota in the fourth quarter of 2013 and wants to continue to build on that success. This new price brings the Fusion Energi closer in line with the Chevy Volt, which sells for $34,995.
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The high price of the Fusion Energi was one of the main factors playing against the car, especially considering it didn’t offer very much value over the Fusion hybrid, though now it may stand on the toes of the C-Max Energi, which is only about $2,000 cheaper.
Price cuts have been coming across the industry for EVs and plug-in vehicles as a high starting price makes the fuel saving mostly irrelevant. The Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and even Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV have all undergone major price decreases since going on sale.
Ford Fusion Energi models can travel 21 emission free miles, and 620 miles overall.
[Source: Inside Evs]
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