Monday, June 6, 2016

The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Goes the Distance

The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Goes the Distance

WESTLAND, Mich.––There is a large number of drivers that are unsatisfied with their vehicle's range. Are you one of the 40% that wish their vehicle could take them further? If so, you'll want to hear this. The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi gets an EPA-estimated 610 miles on a full tank of gas and a fully charged battery. You read that right, a 610 mile-range, which makes this sedan the highest combined range on the market in America. The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi goes the distance with the newest and highest mile range, taking Ford's electrified vehicle (EV) lineup to the next level.

Ford had announced earlier this year they would be investing $4.5 billion towards 13 new nameplates/products to its EV lineup by 2020, and this 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is an incredible move forward. By the year 2020, 40% of Fords product offering will be electrified which means you can go further and run on cleaner energy. This is a smart plan Ford has begun because of the recent data that's been found on consumers's perception of vehicle range.

Earlier this year, the online Harris Poll found that 40% of Americans are unsatisfied with their vehicle's range and that they perceive vehicle range to be much lower than reality. The poll found 1,000 Americans believe the longest range hybrid can go 261 miles. This number is much lower than the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi's range. This could be from the standpoint of not understanding what a plug-in hybrid vehicle truly is.

“Plug-in hybrids are electric vehicles until you run down the battery,” said Wade Jackson, marketing manager for Ford Fusion, “then they work exactly like a conventional hybrid. Fusion Energi – with a full battery and a full tank of gas – can go from San Diego, through Los Angeles and all the way up to San Francisco, and still have up to 110 miles of range remaining.”

The changes made to the Ford Fusion Energi were in the regenerative braking and hybrid powertrain software. The regenerative braking allows for energy typically lost when braking to be cycled back to the battery. This allows for the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi to go further than the 2016 model, 60 miles to be exact. The break-down of how the engine uses energy is as follows: the car will run for about 21 miles on battery only, when there is gas in the tank the car will then run on battery and gas for about a mile, then the car will run fully on gas. Again, that's 610 miles of range, which is nearly triple the Tesla Model 3's range. 

Are you interested in this Electrified Vehicle (EV)? You now know the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi goes the distance, but you might not know just how it feels to drive one. That's where we come in. Stop by our dealership to take a test drive of the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi before the 2017 model hits the market. During the month of June, you can score a free $25 BP gas gift card just by taking a test drive on a Saturday at North Brothers Ford. You can also stop by our showroom to enter our 75th anniversary 2-year 2016 Ford F-150 lease giveaway. 

Thinking about Buying or Leasing a vehicle, but don't know where to start in making that decision? We can help get you started with our new  Buying Vs. Leasing page on our website which shows a side-by-side comparison of each option. Plus our How to Buy a Vehicle and How to Lease a Vehicle pages detail what happens during each process, what you'll need to consider, and common financing terms so you can feel confident at the dealership with whatever decision you make! 


North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 855-739-2023, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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