2019 Fusion Hybrid & Fusion Energi – Myths Busted!

May 28th, 2019 by

2019 Fusion HybridWithin the new Ford Fusion lineup, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi deliver advanced hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology in an attractive package that appeals to mainstream customers. Although hybrid electric vehicles have been around a long time, many myths, and in turn, apprehension about purchasing one, still persist. Here are facts you can use to bust those myths.

What is a Hybrid?

  • Fusion Hybrid
  • Gas Engine + Battery-Driven Electric Motor = HYBRID
  • EPA-estimated Driving Range: 588 miles

What is a Plug-In Hybrid?

  • Fusion Energi
  • Gas Engine + Battery-Driven Electric Motor + Larger Battery with Plug-in Capability = PLUG-IN HYBRID
  • “Energi”, much like “EcoBoost”, helps identify a specific type of powertrain: plug-in hybrid
  • EPA-estimated Driving Range: 610 miles

2019 Fusion HybridSleek Styling

Fusion EVs offer classically styled, traditional sedan design without compromising passenger room. New-for-2019 styling features include:

  • Front and rear lower fascia, as well as
  • Fog lamps
  • Grille design on Titanium, as well as
  • Decklid
  • LED taillamps

Advanced Hybrid Powertrains

Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi serve up the latest-generation Ford hybrid powertrain technologies. Key elements include:

  • Shared
    • 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gasoline engine, as well as
    • Electronically controlled continuously variable (eCVT) transmission
    • 88-kW electric traction motor, as well as
    • Regenerative Braking System
  • Fusion Hybrid
    • 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery
  • Fusion Energi
    • 9.0-kWh lithium-ion battery, as well as
    • 3.3-kW electric onboard charger

2019 Fusion HybridEV Myths – Busted!

  • Myth – If the Fusion Energi battery gets depleted, the car will be stranded by the side of the road.
  • Fact – With this in mind, Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi have a gasoline engine and Regenerative Braking System. When the lithium-ion battery becomes low on a plug-in (or certain conditions are met), the vehicle simply switches to hybrid mode (gasoline engine working separately or with the electric motor).

 

  • Myth – Electric-only (EV) range is only 26 miles, so why would anyone bother with a Fusion Energi?
  • Fact – According to the U.S. Department of Transportation. 76.8% of American vehicle trips are within 1-10 miles. With an EPA-estimated 26-mile EV range, Fusion Energi drivers can use their vehicle much like a full-electric car.

 

  • Myth – Hybrids don’t go fast.
  • Fact – It is important to realize 2019 Fusion Hybrid can go up to 85 mpr on electricity alone!

 

  • 2019 Fusion HybridMyth – Owners need to have a place to plug in Fusion Energi or the vehicle won’t start.
  • Fact – There’s no need to ever plug in Fusion Energi is the owner doesn’t want to. It can operate as a normal hybrid when charging is not available. When charging is available, Fusion Energi can use a common household 120-volt outlet to charge.

 

  • Myth – The battery has to be replaced every few years.
  • Fact – The impressive lithium-ion batteries in Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi are designed to last the life of the vehicle, including a limited warranty for 8 years or 100,000 miles.

 

  • Myth – Hybrids don’t have any cargo space.
  • Fact – 2019 Fusion Hybrid and Energi offer impressive cargo space (12.0 cu. ft. and 8.2 cu. ft.), plus, they also have fold-down rear seats that provide extra flexibility.

2019 Fusion Hybrid2019 Model Lineup

  • Fusion Hybrid
    • SE
    • New SEL, as well as
    • Titanium
  • Fusion Energi
    • Titanium

Impressive Standard Technologies

Fusion EVs offer standard technology features that customers have come to expect, such as:

  • Ford Co-Pilot360 (standard on all series):
    • Smart Technology Features, as well as
    • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, as well as
    • Lane-Keeping System including Driver Alert
  • Safety Features
    • Auto High-Beam Headlamps, as well as
    • Pre-Collision Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
    • Rear View Camera
  • SmartGauge with EcoGuide dual LCD display screens, as well as
  • SYNC3

2019 Fusion HybridIn a word, do you want to learn more about the 2019 Fusion Hybrid and 2019 Fusion Energi? Well, by all means then, give Beach Ford a call today! You’ll learn some surprisingly amazing information!