For 2013, Ford’s Fusion gets a new plug-in hybrid model. The Fusion Energi features a 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine coupled with a lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor that combine for a fuel efficiency rating of 100 MPGe. Total range is estimated at 620 miles, and Ford says the car can be driven for up to 21 miles in electric-only mode with a top electric speed of 85 mph. To help drivers monitor their power consumption, the Fusion Energi includes Ford’s SmartGauge with EcoGuide display.
The MyFord Mobile app allows drivers to monitor and schedule charge sessions for their Fusion Energi from anywhere in the world. The app can also be used to remotely start the Energi, lock and unlock its doors and heat or cool the car’s cabin. The included MyFord Touch telematics system provides hands-free calling support, USB and Bluetooth music streaming and more.