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Ford lives up to the hype with the Fusion Hybrid

DailyTech has talked about the Ford Fusion Hybrid on two previous occasions. With each article, the car has grown even more impressive.

When DailyTech first visited the Fusion Hybrid, Ford boldly predicted that the vehicle would top the Toyota Camry Hybrid in the city by 5 MPG. A month later, we reported that auto journalists were able to extract 43 MPG from the Fusion Hybrid in city testing while a Ford engineer managed an even more impressive 46 MPG.

For once, it appears that an auto manufacturer is actually living up to the hype. The EPA has officially released mileage figures for the Fusion Hybrid and the vehicle does better than even Ford's initial projections of 38 MPG. In fact, the vehicle is rated at 41 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway -- 8 MPG and 2 MPG better respectively than the Camry Hybrid.

The Fusion Hybrid is able to achieve high ratings in the city thanks to its fuel efficient 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, CVT transmission, second generation hybrid system, and a lighter and more powerful battery pack.

"It's not just one thing, but thousands... We've optimized the heck out of that vehicle, it's individual components," said Fusion Hybrid program leader Praveen Cherian.

Ford's Fusion Hybrid can travel up to 47 MPH on battery power alone and will start at $27,270.



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RE: modern Diesels are even more impressive IMO
By Spuke on 12/23/2008 7:19:51 PM , Rating: 2
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illustrates on the whole that the regulations must be flawed somewhere, or that overall america couldnt actually care less about total emissions and therefore arguing about diesel emissions is somewhat amusing when there is bigger fish to fry clearly!
So where's the proof that our supposed disparity in CO2 emissions is because we simply don't care? BTW, I find arguing amusing.


RE: modern Diesels are even more impressive IMO
By vulcanproject on 12/23/2008 8:07:24 PM , Rating: 2
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So where's the proof that our supposed disparity in CO2 emissions is because we simply don't care? BTW, I find arguing amusing.


wheres the proof that it isnt? you tell me. the united states is a developed country with a terrible history of complete disregard for controlling CO2 emissions namely the kyoto protocol. i scratch my chin when american citizens apoparently living in a democracy here claim to voice concerns over diesel vehicle emissions, all the while the protocol remains unratified and the overall contribution to world pollution is off the scale per head especially for the 'first world'.


RE: modern Diesels are even more impressive IMO
By hashish2020 on 12/24/2008 11:29:54 PM , Rating: 1
Are you honestly going to spit that crap out.

America didn't SIGN the Kyoto Treaty...but EVERY country who signed it came NOWHERE CLOSE to the goals outlined in it so who gives a fuck

Let's use some basic scientific observation

Two VERY similar countries, the US and Canada

Now, the US never ratified, Canada did

From 1990-2004, Canada's CO2 emissions rose 27%
America's? Only 16%

Not to mention, population growth in the US is FAR HIGHER than European countries or Canada, both from immigration and natural growth


By vulcanproject on 1/2/2009 5:26:19 PM , Rating: 2
america signed, but didnt ratify. i cant be bothered commenting on other points in your topic, if you cant get that right. :-/


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