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Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#673 of 1144 Production update
Apr 26, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I was reading somewhere that roughly 40% of the 2010 Fusion's sold so far are hybrids. I wonder how much was artificial front loaded demand due to the expiring tax credit and how much is ongoing elevated product demand (i.e. a hit product). It would be interesting to know how high the sales can go before Ford runs into battery component supply constraints this year. In the present economic environment, probably not too bad a problem to have.
Does anyone one know of a web cam site for the Fusion factory? It would be pretty neat to be able to order a car and see it actually being assembled. Any one have any additional production info/comments?
#675 of 1144 FFH 1000 miles on tank of gas achieved
Apr 27, 2009 (6:11 am)
The FFH just passed 1,000 miles on a tank of gas, with about 1/3 of a tank left. Last I checked the team was averaging about 80 mpg. Pretty impressive. They are still going and may get to over 1,300 miles.
#676 of 1144 Re: FFH 1000 miles on tank of gas achieved [hoyafan]
Apr 27, 2009 (6:52 am)
Wow, what did you do, drive it to the top of Mt. Hood and roll it downhill! Really how did you achieve such mileage. If you can repeat it than you need to contact Ford and be on their commercial!
#678 of 1144 Re: FFH 1000 miles on tank of gas achieved [hoyafan]
Apr 27, 2009 (1:02 pm)
Doesn't surprise me, hypermilers can squeeze grape juice out of a rock with just their left butt cheek. Last I heard of super hypermiling was 120 MPG out of an Insight Gen I. Go Ford!!!!
#679 of 1144 Re: FFH 1000 miles on tank of gas achieved
Apr 27, 2009 (8:17 pm)
I wish I was riding with those guys to pick up some techniques.
My first 2 5-mile round trips averaged 14 & 19 mpg in city driving. The latter with one eye glued to the Vehicle Power Gauge & the other on the rearview mirror to monitor the frustration of the drivers behind me.
My acceleration & braking are "mild to moderate". Is moderate braking better than extended, gradual braking for regeneration?
Is 2.5 miles too short to warm up properly? Is there improvement with break-in?
(30 miles total, so far) Could I have a defective FFH?
I didn't think I was going to have to learn hypermiling just to get the EPA estimates.
Any suggestions to help me get a little closer to Carl Edwards' 81.3 mpg???
#680 of 1144 Re: What do you think? [daninoah]
Apr 28, 2009 (4:06 am)
And I would argue that the FFH is superior in many ways to the Lexus.
Seriously? A 450h? Name a few.
#681 of 1144 FFH challenge update: 1,445 miles on one tank of gas
Apr 28, 2009 (5:44 am)
From Twitter (http://twitter.com/Ford):
Its all over!!! The Fusion Hybrid did 1,445.7 miles on ONE tank of gas! Average f/e of 81.5mpg!
#682 of 1144 Re: What do you think? [wvgasguy]
Apr 28, 2009 (6:01 am)