How it’s distinct:
A Ford hybrid is a gasoline-powered vehicle that uses an electric motor and high-voltage battery pack to improve fuel economy over conventional vehicles. The gas engine is the primary source of power and the electric power is supplemental.
How it works:
It uses available electric power during acceleration to drive the wheels at low speeds, but seamlessly switches to gasoline-engine power at speeds up to 47 mph in Electric Vehicle Mode. The gas engine and regenerative braking system actually charge the high-voltage battery pack while you’re on the go. There’s no need to plug in; it drives and feels pretty much like other cars.
How it saves:
Depending on driving conditions and habits, hybrids can deliver a significant improvement in mpg when compared to the gasoline-only version. For example, the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid earned an EPA-estimated 41 mpg in the city, making it the most fuel-efficient midsize hybrid sedan in America.
How it fits your lifestyle:
A hybrid is the ideal choice for people who do a lot of city driving, drive at low speeds or have short daily commutes, because it’s under these conditions that the car benefits from supplemental electric power. Taking a longer trip? No problem – the electric power will kick in when it can to help extend fuel efficiency. Estimated range for the Ford Fusion Hybrid is over 700 miles on a single tank of gas during stop-and-go city driving.
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