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.