Friday, October 12, 2012

2013 Fusion

Designed To Be Green

From power plants that enhance efficiency to an aerodynamic design and seating that utilizes recycled material, the 2013 Ford Fusion is designed to be environmentally conscious. The Fusion Hybrid and the Fusion Energi are each powered by a combination high-voltage electric motor and 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gasoline engine. A 1.6L I-4 EcoBoost® engine is designed to be fuel-efficient without compromising on power. There's also the available Auto Start-Stop that shuts the engine down when you come to a stop and seamlessly restarts it when you release the brake. Very smart. Just like the 2013 Ford Fusion.

Fusion Energi

The new Fusion Energi is designed to be efficient, thanks to combining a high-voltage battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack provides enough power to operate in all-electric mode for short commutes. Thanks to plug-in capability, you can charge the battery using a 120-volt outlet. Or you can use a 240-volt outlet, upgraded with electric vehicle supply equipment. To lessen any concern you may have about driving range, when the battery is depleted or more power is required, the vehicle functions as a traditional gas-electric hybrid. The Fusion Energi also features a Regenerative Braking System, allowing it to capture kinetic braking energy and store it for later use.

The Fusion Energi available early 2013.

1.6L I-4 EcoBoost® Engine

The available new 1.6L EcoBoost in-line four-cylinder engine combines three different technologies – turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) – to enhance both performance and efficiency. The available Auto Start-Stop could help you reduce fuel costs and lower vehicle emissions.

Engine features include:

• All-aluminum construction
• Direct fuel injection
• Single turbocharger
• Piston cooling jets for durability

Environmentally Conscious Seating

The standard cloth seats in the Fusion Hybrid feature a fabric made with REPREVE®*— a fiber using 100% recyclable materials that could potentially have otherwise ended up in landfills. In addition, the seat cushions and head restraints use a bio-based polyurethane foam derived from the oils of various plant seeds, such as soybeans.

*REPREVE is a registered trademark of Unifi, Inc.

Regenerative Braking

When you apply the brakes in a conventional vehicle, kinetic energy is lost to heat due to friction. During braking in the Fusion Hybrid and the Fusion Energi, however, regenerative braking recovers more than 90 percent of this energy and sends it back to the battery pack to be stored for later use.

Aerodynamic Design

Active Grille Shutters* are designed to help reduce air resistance and increase efficiency. When closed, they help to reduce the aerodynamic drag on the vehicle caused by air traveling through the engine compartment. If you were to view a vehicle in a wind tunnel, you would see air getting trapped beneath it, creating drag. To help reduce this drag, which creates resistance that slows the vehicle and reduces efficiency, the underbody in the Fusion is shielded.*

*Included on certain Fusion models.

Available Auto Start-Stop

With the available Auto Start-Stop, you could save money in fuel costs and reduce vehicle emissions. When the vehicle comes to a stop in city driving, the engine is automatically shut off. The engine seamlessly restarts the instant your foot leaves the brake pedal. Optional with the 1.6L EcoBoost® equipped with automatic transmission.

Source: Ford

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