Ford Motor Company Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Car Technology By Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company hybrid cars have made a lot of technological advancements over the past few years. For example, the Ford Fusion hybrid can operate on the electric power (EV) mode at up to 47 miles per hour. The hybrid features a 2.5-liter inline-four with 155 horsepower and 136 pound-feet of torque bolted up to a CVT transmission. No other hybrid vehicle can match this maximum speed in EV mode. This allows Fusion Hybrid to achieve a class-leading 41 mile per gallon in the city and over 700 miles on a single tank of gas.

The Fusion Hybrid’s EPA-estimated gas mileage leaves foreign competitors in the dust. It can travel over 700 miles between having to fill up the tank. Driving a Ford Fusion hybrid makes the statement that you care about the environment in which you live. However, that does not mean you have to give up your power, this vehicle can still get up and go. This is a vehicle you will love to drive.

The propulsion of the Ford Fusion Hybrid is supplied by a combination of two sources: an electric motor powered by an innovative nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery, and the next generation of the 2.5L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 gas engine that features late intake valve closing (iVCT) as well as advancements in processor technology for seamless transition from electric to gas mode.

The electric motor can propel Fusion Hybrid up to 47 miles per hour in Electric Vehicle mode, faster than any other hybrid vehicle. The Ford Fusion Hybrid’s gas engine provides the power after 47 miles per hour and when needed, such as quick acceleration situations and hill climbing. Combined power rating of the electric motor and gas engine is 191 net horsepower. Fusion Hybrid delivers plenty of power. It is the most fuel-efficient hybrid sedan in America.

The Ford Fusion is a front-wheel drive vehicle. It has a 2.5L Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine. The transmission is an electronic continuously variable (eCVT). The exhaust is a dual chrome-tipped with a catalytic converter. Unleaded regular fuel is recommenced for this vehicle.

The airbags consist of duel front air bags, and front seat side airbags. Side-impact airbags are a category of airbag usually located in the seat, and inflate between the seat occupant and the door. These airbags are designed to reduce the risk of injury to the pelvic and lower abdomen regions. This feature you may never use, the inside trunk safety release. However, if by chance you do get locked in your trunk, you will be thankful for it.

Can you look at your tire and tell if you need air? The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) will come in very handy. Low tires are potentially dangerous, especially if a vehicle is heavily loaded and traveling at highway speeds during hot weather. A low tire under these conditions is a blowout waiting to happen. The inflation pressure of the tires should be checked regularly.

The electronic stability control detects loss of steering control. ESC automatically applies the brakes to help steer the vehicle where the driver intends to go. Braking is automatically applied to individual wheels, such as the outer front wheel to counter over steer, or the inner rear wheel to counter under steer.

The LATCH (lower anchor and tethers for children) system security, is very important for the mere fact that 3 out of 4 child seats are not used correctly. This system makes it easy to install a child seat properly. Nearly every car seat and most vehicles manufactured since September 1, 2002, are required to have the LATCH system. Ford Motor Company was one of the first automakers to adopt the security feature.

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