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2019 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV to boost electric range ~20% to 25 miles

Ford projects that its new 2019 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid will offer an EPA-estimated electric-only range of 25 miles (40 km)—nearly 20% greater than that of the current model.

Ford engineers designed a new 9.0 kWh air-cooled lithium-ion battery offering greater energy capacity with no change to the physical size of the battery pack.

Based on data generated by more than 23,000 MyFord Mobile plug-in hybrid customers over several years, Ford estimates the 2019 Fusion Energi will potentially allow up to 80% of plug-in customers to drive their typical daily commute on electricity alone, with the support of both home and workplace charging, assuming the vehicle is fully charged daily at home and at work.

Even without workplace charging, Ford estimates approximately 48% of plug-in hybrid customers could potentially get to and from their jobs on electric power alone. This estimate is based on MyFordMobile data collected from more than 19 million unique trips from 23,000 Ford battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Comments

Engineer-Poet

And of the 52% who could not, what fraction of their fuel consumption would be displaced by electrifying the first 25 miles?

It's not how many miles you can go on electric; it's how many miles of petroleum consumption you eliminate.  Each driver who goes the full 25 electric miles every day eliminates more fuel consumption than one who goes fewer.  When everyone has charging at work and that 25 miles/day becomes 50, then it becomes a waste to have such large batteries when smaller batteries in more cars can displace more liquid fuel.

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