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Long-Term Test Arrival: 2014 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

Since the first hybrids hit the market more than ten years ago, the thought of being able to drive entire stretches of my commute without running the gas engine piqued my interest in this technology. There’s one particular two-kilometre stretch by Memorial Park, over the Osborne bridge and through the Village in Winnipeg where choosing to drive home from downtown at the wrong time will frequentl More

Since the first hybrids hit the market more than ten years ago, the thought of being able to drive entire stretches of my commute without running the gas engine piqued my interest in this technology. There’s one particular two-kilometre stretch by Memorial Park, over the Osborne bridge and through the Village in Winnipeg where choosing to drive home from downtown at the wrong time will frequentl More

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Chevy Volt Owner Switching To Ford Fusion Energi Rather Than BMW i3

A Chevy Volt owner recently offered an explanation to his Volt-owning colleagues (can we can you guys Volt-heads?) as to why he is moving on from the Chevy Volt, why he decided to drop his plan to get a BMW i3, and why he’s stoked about his upcoming Ford Fusion Energi. It’s a very interesting read, originally published over in the GM-Volt.com forum (minor editing below). Check it out!
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A Chevy Volt owner recently offered an explanation to his Volt-owning colleagues (can we can you guys Volt-heads?) as to why he is moving on from the Chevy Volt, why he decided to drop his plan to get a BMW i3, and why he’s stoked about his upcoming Ford Fusion Energi. It’s a very interesting read, originally published over in the GM-Volt.com forum (minor editing below). Check it out!
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2015 Ford Focus Energi Rumored: 25 Miles Of Range, $27,500?

Ford’s sales of its two Energi plug-in hybrid models climbed steadily throughout 2013, and now it appears the company will add a third model to the Energi family for 2015.

If rumors are correct, the 2015 Ford Focus Energi will add a plug-in hybrid model to the existing gasoline and battery-electric versions of its compact hatchback and sedan.

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept at More

Ford’s sales of its two Energi plug-in hybrid models climbed steadily throughout 2013, and now it appears the company will add a third model to the Energi family for 2015.

If rumors are correct, the 2015 Ford Focus Energi will add a plug-in hybrid model to the existing gasoline and battery-electric versions of its compact hatchback and sedan.

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept at More

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Ford’s New Concept Car Can Last for 21 Miles Fueled Only by Sunlight

Ford announced a new concept car on Thursday fueled almost entirely by the sun, without depending on a power outlets or charging stations for fuel.

C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, which will be on display at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas next week, aims to make green vehicles more accessible to drivers, eliminating the need for electric grids that are often underdeveloped, unreliable More

Ford announced a new concept car on Thursday fueled almost entirely by the sun, without depending on a power outlets or charging stations for fuel.

C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, which will be on display at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas next week, aims to make green vehicles more accessible to drivers, eliminating the need for electric grids that are often underdeveloped, unreliable More

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Ohio Ford dealership cuts prices on new Ford C-Max Energi

Mike Castrucci Ford of Milford offering rebates on Ford C-Max Energi in Cincinnati
By Mike Castrucci Ford Milford
Published: Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 – 5:08 am

CINCINNATI, Dec. 23, 2013 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Mike Castrucci Ford of Milford has drastically reduced the price on the popular and eco-friendly 2013 Ford C-Max Energi in Cincinnati, OH. Car shoppers loo More

Mike Castrucci Ford of Milford offering rebates on Ford C-Max Energi in Cincinnati
By Mike Castrucci Ford Milford
Published: Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 – 5:08 am

CINCINNATI, Dec. 23, 2013 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Mike Castrucci Ford of Milford has drastically reduced the price on the popular and eco-friendly 2013 Ford C-Max Energi in Cincinnati, OH. Car shoppers loo More

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2014 Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid: Live (a little) better electrically

When a 2014 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid arrived for a test drive, we expected it to be even more efficient than the impressive 41 mpg we’ve registered in the standard Fusion Hybrid. And it was. A little. But Energi’s efficiency improvement requires compromises.

For starters, Energi, which can run on pure electric power or as a gas/electric hybrid, has limited electric rang More

When a 2014 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid arrived for a test drive, we expected it to be even more efficient than the impressive 41 mpg we’ve registered in the standard Fusion Hybrid. And it was. A little. But Energi’s efficiency improvement requires compromises.

For starters, Energi, which can run on pure electric power or as a gas/electric hybrid, has limited electric rang More

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Ford bids to be leader of plug-in vehicle sales

Ford Energi line joins Toyota Prius plug-in, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf in nationwide sales of electrified cars.
A Tesla Model S P85+ chargers at the supercharger in a parking garage in downtown Normal, Ill. (Robert Duffer)
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Nov. 6, 2013, 12:12 p.m.

By Robert Duffer, Chicago Tribune

There’s a new prominent player in the growing plug-in vehicle market: Ford. More

Ford Energi line joins Toyota Prius plug-in, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf in nationwide sales of electrified cars.
A Tesla Model S P85+ chargers at the supercharger in a parking garage in downtown Normal, Ill. (Robert Duffer)
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Nov. 6, 2013, 12:12 p.m.

By Robert Duffer, Chicago Tribune

There’s a new prominent player in the growing plug-in vehicle market: Ford. More

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Ford takes #1 spot for plug-in hybrids sold in U.S. during October

Plugs are the future
Toyota has been dominant in gas-electric hybrids for years, with the Prius family outselling everybody else and becoming one of the best known brands in the world. But when it comes to plug-in hybrids, More

Plugs are the future
Toyota has been dominant in gas-electric hybrids for years, with the Prius family outselling everybody else and becoming one of the best known brands in the world. But when it comes to plug-in hybrids, More

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Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

Testing three leading plug-in hybrids — the Honda Accord, the Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Fusion Energi — feels like a glimpse into the future of driving.

2014 Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion Energi distinguishes itself in build quality and fit and finish. Too bad it seems to lag behind its EPA efficiency claims in real-world driving. (Ford / November 1, 2013)

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Testing three leading plug-in hybrids — the Honda Accord, the Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Fusion Energi — feels like a glimpse into the future of driving.

2014 Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion Energi distinguishes itself in build quality and fit and finish. Too bad it seems to lag behind its EPA efficiency claims in real-world driving. (Ford / November 1, 2013)

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Ford will roll out electric car trio

Ford will offer a choice of three distinct electric vehicles in its European showrooms by 2014 to complement its line-up of fuel-efficient petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.

Coming next year will be the new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and the Mondeo Hybrid. They will join the Ford Focus Electric, a zero-emission battery electric vehicle built in Saarlouis, Germany, which will arrive in Ir More

Ford will offer a choice of three distinct electric vehicles in its European showrooms by 2014 to complement its line-up of fuel-efficient petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.

Coming next year will be the new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and the Mondeo Hybrid. They will join the Ford Focus Electric, a zero-emission battery electric vehicle built in Saarlouis, Germany, which will arrive in Ir More

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Ford’s strong electrified vehicle sales in August, second only to Toyota

Ford is reporting strong sales growth in hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, validating their Power of Choice strategy which aims to grab market share from Toyota and Honda.

Ford Motors is reporting strong growth in sales of their line of electrified vehicles, especially in California. Total sales for August of 8,292 cars is up 288 percent since August 2012, when their Power of Choice strategy More

Ford is reporting strong sales growth in hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, validating their Power of Choice strategy which aims to grab market share from Toyota and Honda.

Ford Motors is reporting strong growth in sales of their line of electrified vehicles, especially in California. Total sales for August of 8,292 cars is up 288 percent since August 2012, when their Power of Choice strategy More

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Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever; Grows Its Market Share And Attracts New Customers To The Brand

Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever; Grows Its Market Share And Attracts New Customers To The Brand

Ford Motor Company set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013 – as demand grows in markets across the United States and as more Toyota and Honda custom More

Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever; Grows Its Market Share And Attracts New Customers To The Brand

Ford Motor Company set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013 – as demand grows in markets across the United States and as more Toyota and Honda custom More

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Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever; Grows Its Market Share And Attracts New Customers To The Brand

Ford Motor Company set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013 – as demand grows in markets across the United States and as more Toyota and Honda customers trade in their vehicles for a Ford.

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Ford Motor Company set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013 – as demand grows in markets across the United States and as more Toyota and Honda customers trade in their vehicles for a Ford.

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At Last, Ford Brings Electrified Models to Europe

A Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, a Ford Transit Connect EV and a Ford Focus EV in Cologne, Germany

Ford is a leader in hybrids in America, but it has yet to sell the first one in Europe. I took a test drive of an Escape Hybrid in Paris in 2006, and I though More

A Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, a Ford Transit Connect EV and a Ford Focus EV in Cologne, Germany

Ford is a leader in hybrids in America, but it has yet to sell the first one in Europe. I took a test drive of an Escape Hybrid in Paris in 2006, and I though More

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2013 Ford Fusion Energi Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

The mid-size 2013 Ford Fusion lineup boasts an additional entry in the top safety ratings arena as the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earns a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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The mid-size 2013 Ford Fusion lineup boasts an additional entry in the top safety ratings arena as the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earns a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2014 Ford Mustang
2014 Acura ILX

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2013 Ford Fusion Energi Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

Just the Facts:

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi earlier was named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
In comparison, the 2013 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, while the 2013 Chevrolet Volt earned fiv More

Just the Facts:

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi earlier was named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
In comparison, the 2013 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, while the 2013 Chevrolet Volt earned fiv More

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Newest C-Max the ultimate plug-in


The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL delivers a choice of fuel or electric power plus fresh styling and a potential 620-mile range on one tank of fuel and one battery charge. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL delivers a choice of fuel or electric power plus fresh styling and a potential 620-mile range on one tank of fuel and one battery charge. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Car Tech Spotlight: Mobile app for the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi

Application lets you control aspects of Ford’s plug-in hybrid and keep tabs on it from your smartphone.

Driving a plug-in electric hybrid requires some extra homework if you want to save gas by topping off the battery every day. I discovered this after a week with the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, one of Ford’s latest plug-in vehicles.

While it’s not a huge hassle, plugging i More

Application lets you control aspects of Ford’s plug-in hybrid and keep tabs on it from your smartphone.

Driving a plug-in electric hybrid requires some extra homework if you want to save gas by topping off the battery every day. I discovered this after a week with the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, one of Ford’s latest plug-in vehicles.

While it’s not a huge hassle, plugging i More

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Ford’s plug-in Energi luxurious, comfortable, efficient

With a battery brimming with juice and a full tank of gas, the Fusion Energi is capable of a 1,000-km journey before restocking.

I was looking forward to driving Ford’s new plug-in Fusion, termed the Energi; and I wasn’t disappointed when I did. The Fusion Energi is the latest powertrain available in the Fusion lineup, and easily the most fuel-efficient.

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With a battery brimming with juice and a full tank of gas, the Fusion Energi is capable of a 1,000-km journey before restocking.

I was looking forward to driving Ford’s new plug-in Fusion, termed the Energi; and I wasn’t disappointed when I did. The Fusion Energi is the latest powertrain available in the Fusion lineup, and easily the most fuel-efficient.

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In Colorado, a Big Legal Victory for Active Transportation Funding

Believe it or not, in many U.S. states one of the biggest obstacles to active transportation is in the constitution.

Embedded in the constitutions of 22 U.S. states are bans on spending gas tax revenues and/or vehicle registration fees on anything but highways and bridges. That means no matter how much practical value a sidewalk, busway, or bike lane would add, those projects must go beggin More

Believe it or not, in many U.S. states one of the biggest obstacles to active transportation is in the constitution.

Embedded in the constitutions of 22 U.S. states are bans on spending gas tax revenues and/or vehicle registration fees on anything but highways and bridges. That means no matter how much practical value a sidewalk, busway, or bike lane would add, those projects must go beggin More

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2013 Ford Fusion Energi Test Drive And Review: Plug It In And Go

Ford’s Fusion got a total makeover for 2013, based on the popular European Mondeo. Four unique powertrains have been available for the four-door sedan: a 2.5-liter Duratec inline four-cylinder; a 1.6-liter EcoBoost; a 2.0-liter EcoBoo More

Ford’s Fusion got a total makeover for 2013, based on the popular European Mondeo. Four unique powertrains have been available for the four-door sedan: a 2.5-liter Duratec inline four-cylinder; a 1.6-liter EcoBoost; a 2.0-liter EcoBoo More

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Ford And KB Home Mashup Will Let You Live Like The Jetsons

Now here’s a corporate America green mashup for you: Ford Motor Company has teamed with U.S. home building giant KB Home to create an ultra-efficient model house that seamlessly integrates plug-in electric vehicles and solar power into its energy mix. Specifically, KB’s ZeroHouse 2.0 is being introduced in San Marcos, California complete with Ford’s new MyEnergi Lifestyle household and EV en More

Now here’s a corporate America green mashup for you: Ford Motor Company has teamed with U.S. home building giant KB Home to create an ultra-efficient model house that seamlessly integrates plug-in electric vehicles and solar power into its energy mix. Specifically, KB’s ZeroHouse 2.0 is being introduced in San Marcos, California complete with Ford’s new MyEnergi Lifestyle household and EV en More

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Ford’s C-Max Energi comes up shy of fuel economy claims

If Ford C-Max Energi, Ford’s new plug-in hybrid, was a small wooden puppet boy and the same thing happened to it whenever claims were, um, difficult to match, its nose might grow every time the engine is started.

Ford proudly proclaims the Ford C-Max Energi can be driven up to 43 kilometres in electric-only mode with an average consumption of 1.9 litres-equivalent (Le) per 100 kilometres. More

If Ford C-Max Energi, Ford’s new plug-in hybrid, was a small wooden puppet boy and the same thing happened to it whenever claims were, um, difficult to match, its nose might grow every time the engine is started.

Ford proudly proclaims the Ford C-Max Energi can be driven up to 43 kilometres in electric-only mode with an average consumption of 1.9 litres-equivalent (Le) per 100 kilometres. More

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Road Test: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

Hybrid shy of fuel economy claims, but roomy hatch is still a quite frugal, flexible performer

If Ford C-Max Energi, Ford’s new plug-in hybrid, was a small wooden puppet boy and the same thing happened to it whenever claims were, um, difficult to match, its nose More

Hybrid shy of fuel economy claims, but roomy hatch is still a quite frugal, flexible performer

If Ford C-Max Energi, Ford’s new plug-in hybrid, was a small wooden puppet boy and the same thing happened to it whenever claims were, um, difficult to match, its nose More

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Test Drive: Ford Fusion hybrid is more fun than Chevrolet Volt

(USA TODAY) — Ford added a plug-in hybrid to its Fusion midsize sedan lineup, and it really does go about 21 miles on the battery before you need the gasoline engine.

Chevrolet Volt plug-in goes 38 miles before the battery needs help, so Energi (Ford’s designation for plug-in hybrids) isn’t a record-setter. But it’s roomier and more comfortable than Volt, and more fu More

(USA TODAY) — Ford added a plug-in hybrid to its Fusion midsize sedan lineup, and it really does go about 21 miles on the battery before you need the gasoline engine.

Chevrolet Volt plug-in goes 38 miles before the battery needs help, so Energi (Ford’s designation for plug-in hybrids) isn’t a record-setter. But it’s roomier and more comfortable than Volt, and more fu More

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Could 2013 Ford Fusion Energi Challenge Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid’s Dominance?

When it comes to plug-in hybrids, the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi can be considered a dark horse in its class. It is, after all, in the same class as the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, a car that, as part of the Prius family, has enjoyed quite a run of dominance for many a reason. But judging by the Fusion Energi’s numbers, the car is no pushover. Not only is it capable of a 21-mile range on electr More

When it comes to plug-in hybrids, the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi can be considered a dark horse in its class. It is, after all, in the same class as the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, a car that, as part of the Prius family, has enjoyed quite a run of dominance for many a reason. But judging by the Fusion Energi’s numbers, the car is no pushover. Not only is it capable of a 21-mile range on electr More

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Ford C-Max Energi Feels Like the Car of the Future

One of Ford’s most technologically advanced products for 2013 is the C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid that Ford says gets 43 miles per gallon. I tested one for a couple of weeks, giving me plenty of time to see what it’s like to live with the latest electric-car tech.

When I saw this unusual vehicle decked out in a Prius-like color Ford calls “Ice Storm Metallic,” it l More

One of Ford’s most technologically advanced products for 2013 is the C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid that Ford says gets 43 miles per gallon. I tested one for a couple of weeks, giving me plenty of time to see what it’s like to live with the latest electric-car tech.

When I saw this unusual vehicle decked out in a Prius-like color Ford calls “Ice Storm Metallic,” it l More

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Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid test drive (video)

The Ford Fusion Energi joins the C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric as the company’s third vehicle with a charging connector and access to California’s HOV lanes. While it’s a larger car than the C-MAX Energi, it weighs More

The Ford Fusion Energi joins the C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric as the company’s third vehicle with a charging connector and access to California’s HOV lanes. While it’s a larger car than the C-MAX Energi, it weighs More

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Ford’s new Fusion plug-in hybrid bows in San Francisco

A dozen years ago, you’d be hard put to find a mass market hybrid or fully electric car being sold in the United States. Sure, there were backyard inventors who were cobbling up interesting electrics and a few of the major car makers were making all-electrics in an effort to appease California regulators who had decreed that a small percentage of new cars sold in that state have zero tailpipe em More

A dozen years ago, you’d be hard put to find a mass market hybrid or fully electric car being sold in the United States. Sure, there were backyard inventors who were cobbling up interesting electrics and a few of the major car makers were making all-electrics in an effort to appease California regulators who had decreed that a small percentage of new cars sold in that state have zero tailpipe em More

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Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid can now drive in California HOV lanes

When most people think about the state of California, several things come to mind. Things like good weather, beaches, and traffic to name a few. California also has a significant problem with air pollution leading the state to have some of the country’s most stringent requirements for zero emissions and low emissions vehicles.

Ford has announced that its plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi has b More

When most people think about the state of California, several things come to mind. Things like good weather, beaches, and traffic to name a few. California also has a significant problem with air pollution leading the state to have some of the country’s most stringent requirements for zero emissions and low emissions vehicles.

Ford has announced that its plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi has b More

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