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Ford Fusion Energi

The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is the plug-in hybrid version of the 2013 Ford Fusion. The Fusion Energy shares many features and specs with it’s sister, the Ford C-MAX Energi. The Fusion Energy is powered by the Fusion Hybrid’s 2.0 L engine along with a LiIon battery pack. The Fusion Energi can reach 85 mph in electric only mode, before the gas engine kicks in.

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6 comments on “Ford Fusion Energi”
  1. Glenn Purkett says:

    Got my 2015 Energi in October 2015. I agree with reviews and comments. It’s good looking, well appointed, drives as forgivingly and precisely as my previous Audi A4. Living in the Sierras mileage is very good. BUT 13 times I’ve approached my car after 5-10 days of non-use and discovered the battery (in the trunk) that energizes the car’s systems had drained and so spent 6 hours charging instead. Ford did one stupid thing – no key lock on the trunk lid nor emergency release to the passenger compartment. So dead battery no trunk – so like me you’ll be carrying extension cable, battery charger and your chargepoint cable in the passenger compartment at all times. I haven’t noticed degradation of the lithium batteries that run the wheels but my battery charger has noticed maybe corrosion issues with the battery post and or cable under the hood to the system 12v battery in the trunk which is inaccessible, when I plug the charger after clamping to the terminal postsit now goes into “battery fail” mode. My neighbor tried his with the same result. The car was towed last night to the dealership where the service staff told me “oh these cars have to be driven every two or three days – the Toyotas and Hondas are like that too”. Well I wish the Sales staff had told me that back in 2015 – I would have bought something else. When I told them I was going overseas for two months their response was that I might want to disconnect the Positive cable from the battery when I leave. So I bought a $40,000.00 car to find myself having to fidget with battery cables in the dark and cold in the middle of the night while my suitcases lay soaking in the rain at the long-term parking lot of the airport. The staff seemed incredulous that I would abandon my car for 2 months and not baby it as I should with a good dose of voltage every two days. Well I say NO but hell NO to the automotive industry and this technology. Put a master ‘kill switch’ on the dash, put a damn keylock back on the trunk lid. Any body got a good old reliable car to sell me?

    1. Paul says:

      Wow, scary. We could have the exact same car. My 2017 Fusion Energi will be going back into the shop for the 4th time for these same issues. It has 4300 miles and as long as I was driving it daily, no issues. I changed jobs and was off for awhile and all of a sudden after it sitting for days, DEAD battery! I noticed while trying to troubleshoot it myself to help the dealership out the the shifter knob, (now a shifter ring) that has a backlight around it and indicator light to show what gear it’s in was lighting up on its own. It goes off and on continuously, therefore causing the battery to go dead. Never had issues like this before, and now afraid I’ll end up in arbitration if they can’t resolve it. I’ll bet your issue is the same in some way, some type of parasitic draw on the battery. Love to hear anything additional you have. You can email me if you would like. All the best, Paul

  2. Sam says:

    Disregard my comment. In reading it again, you compared Jan 2016 to Jan 2017, or 1 month.

    My bad

  3. Sam says:

    Victor, you use a 1000 kWH as the change over a years period, but divided that number by only 30 days. Unless that is the total number of times you charged it for the year, I would expect that number to be 100-200 days or more.
    Just an observation…..

  4. Barry says:

    I noticed a spike in my electric usage as well since I got the energy last November. I increase in kWh far exceeded what I expected from charging my energi.

  5. Victor Harris says:

    I have owned the Ford Fusion Energi for 3 months. I realize that in cold weather I will get reduced range. That said I just got my utility bill and am dumbfounded. In 2016 my electric usage was 1185kWH while in 2017 my usage is 2753kWH. The avg. temp was lower this year so maybe some of that power was due to the avg. lower temp. (for the record I have gas heat not electric). If I assume that 1000kWH, a conservative assumption, was used in charging that means an average of 1000/30 = 33.3 kWH per day/7.6kWh(the full capacity of the car battery) = 4.38 times. This makes no sense! At cost of $0.16/kWH I am spending far more with the new car than with my old car, which was a 2011 Fusion Hybrid!

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