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Benefits of a Plug-in Hybrid


Drivers who want to have the opportunity to travel on electric power alone but still want the reassurance of having a gasoline engine available are good candidates for plug-in hybrids.


 • Models available: C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi 


    Plug-in hybrids provide:   


   •  Lower fuel consumption and less CO2 emissions because electricity stored in the large capacity lithium-ion battery can be used to propel the car


   •  The choice of whether or not to plug in and charge the lithium-ion battery


   •  The selection of when to travel on electricity alone: right away, later or automatically


   •  The opportunity to charge the state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery using a 120-volt convenience charging cord or available 240-volt charging options


   •  Clean Pass Eligible - ( H.O.V. lane approved)






Essential Knowledge: When is plugging-in recommended?


It's recommended that drivers "top-off" the lithium-ion battery in a plug-in hybrid (or all-electric car) as often as possible, so there's electricity available to drive all-electric when desired.


Drivers can use one of three methods:


   •  The standard 120-volt convenience charging cord.


   •  Available Ford-recommended 240-volt home charging options.


   •  A publicly-available 240-volt charging station.   



Benefits of an All-Electric Vehicle


    • Models Available: Focus Electric   


Drivers who want to go completely gasoline-free, eliminating all CO2 emissions, are likely to select an all-electric vehicle.


    All-electric vehicles provide:   


•  Complete independence from fueling with gasoline


•  The ability to travel without producing CO2 emissions


•  No oil and filter changes are needed


•  Immediate response when pressing the accelerator thanks to the electric traction motor coupled to a single-speed transmission




Essential Knowledge: Purchasing an electric vehicle can save up to $8,000.


The decision to drive electric can save an estimated $8,000(1) in fuel costs over 5 years. That's compared to the average new gas vehicle which gets 24 mpg and costs $11,000 to fuel over 5 years.