2013 Ford Fusion Energi gets 620-Mile Range, 21 Miles as Pure EV

The Ford Fusion Energi is the plug-in hybrid variant of the brand’s newest midsize sedan and the EPA has just announced a total range of 620 miles, and an all-electric range of 21 miles.

Fuel economy is EPA rated at 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined. The EPA estimates that the Fusion Energi will save customers an estimated $6,850 compared to the average cost of a new car over the course of five years.

Driving the Fusion Energi is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine along with an electric motor that combine for a total output of 195 hp.

Other fuel-saving tech in the Fusion Energi includes an Eco mode that dulls the acceleration, regenerative braking, and SmartGauge with Eco guide which lets the driver know if they are driving with optimal fuel efficiency or not.

SEE ALSO: US Hybrid MPG Estimates Might be Revised Soon: Ford Says

Ford has recently come under fire from claims that its fuel economy numbers do not represent what drivers have been getting during real-world driving, with the brand admitting this week that its hybrids can differ in mileage by as much as 7 mpg depending on driving conditions.

Despite that, Ford also says it works closely with the EPA to follow proper testing procedures, suggesting that the government agency might revise how it tests hybrid fuel economy soon.

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