Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi owners still waiting for cooler charge cords

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charging Home charging 2013 Ford Fusion EnergiSix months after Ford issued a recall over a fire risk and its charge cords, some drivers of Ford plug-in vehicles still don’t have the peace of mind of a new charge cord. The recall, issued last August, affected or the 120V AC “convenience charge cord” that Ford supplies with more than 49,000 U.S.-market market vehicles—including.

ARPA-E to award up to $30M for fusion energy R&D

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The US Department of Energy announced up to $30 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy ( BETHE ). BETHE projects will support the development of timely, commercially viable fusion energy, aiming to increase the number and performance levels of lower-cost fusion concepts.

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Ford recalls 2019 Fusion Energi over high-voltage shock risk

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Ford has recalled 2,100 2019 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedans over the risk of a high-voltage electrical shock. The company discovered a gap in the access panel to the car's high-voltage electrical drive system that could allow owners, or more likely mechanics, to accidentally touch the energized high voltage system with a probe in the battery

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

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Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019 Fusion Energi a range of 25 electric miles, up from 21 miles. The bigger battery should make the Fusion Energi more competitive with alternatives such as the Toyota Prius Prime. plug-in cars

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MIT team proposes ARC fusion reactor: affordable, robust, compact

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Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor that might be realized in as little as a decade: the ARC (affordable, robust, compact) reactor. The design point has a plasma fusion gain of Q p ≈ 13.6,

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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The Ford Fusion Hybrid has become a fuel-economy leader for the second-biggest domestic automaker. Now, in its second spin around the block, the Fusion Hybrid's stretching its gas-mileage envelope--and adding some plug-in, electric-only driving to the experience as well. The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the related Fusion Energi share the same

Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

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Lockheed Martin revealed yesterday that its Skunk Works team is working on a new compact fusion reactor (CFR)—the size of a Class 8 trailer rather than a building—that could be developed and deployed in as little as 10 years.

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VW emissions, Honda Tomo, Ford Fusion Energi recall: Today's Car News

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Ford is recalling 2019 Fusion Energis for an electric-shock hazard. Honda teamed with student designers for its latest EV concept. VW is cleaning up its emissions act, not just in cars, but in its factories. And readers weigh in on the Green New Deal in our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As Volkswagen transitions to. Today in Car News

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2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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The Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan was Ford's second hybrid vehicle after the Escape Hybrid crossover. The Fusion Hybrid, launched early in 2009 as a 2010 model, was a sensation. It handily beat the gas mileage of the competing Toyota Camry Hybrid, with ratings of 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, and its user information displays in the large

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Scientists suggest quantum control of atoms may make fusion energy production more efficient

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Their report on quantum-controlled fusion suggests that rather than heating atoms to temperatures found inside the sun or smashing them in a collider, it might be possible to nudge them close enough to fuse by using shaped laser pulses: ultrashort, tuned bursts of coherent light.

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Fusion Hybrid again used for latest Ford autonomous test vehicle

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If you see a Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan cruising along with no apparent input from the driver, rest assured that you are not hallucinating. Since 2013, Ford has used modified Fusion Hybrid sedans to test autonomous-driving technology. The automaker is now rolling out an updated version, which will form the basis for a larger fleet of test. Detroit Auto Show Autonomous cars CES self-driving cars

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Sandia team reports significant output from MagLIF fusion technique

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z pulsed-power accelerator have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. Vesey (2012) “High-Gain Magnetized Inertial Fusion,” Phys.

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Ford Fusion wins Green Car of the Year

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The all-new Ford Fusion has been crowned the 2013 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Ford Ford Fusion green car of the year Los Angeles Auto Show

Sales of Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi jump in LA in June; up 35% and 40% y-o-y respectively

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Ford Fusion electrified vehicle retail sales spiked in the Los Angeles market during the month of June, the first month of availability for the new 2017 model. Based on Ford June sales figures, Fusion Energi (the plug-in hybrid variant) sales jumped nearly 40% in LA compared to June 2015. During the same time period, Fusion Hybrid sales jumped 35%. —Wade Jackson, Ford Fusion marketing manage.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi: low electric range, no public charging frustrating

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While anyone that's given even a passing glance to plug-in vehicles would likely tell you the same thing, I experienced the impact of a charging-free society first-hand while driving a Ford Fusion Energi. The plug-in hybrid Fusion. Electric-car charging infrastructure in the United States is getting better, but still has a very long way to go.

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test

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The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the second of Ford's two hybrid models, both all-new for 2013. The Fusion Hybrid, unlike the C-Max Hybrid compact hatchback, is a four-door mid-size sedan aimed right at the heart of a high-volume market segment. Competitors for the Fusion lineup include the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet

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Ford unveils Fusion Hybrid research vehicle for autonomous driving

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Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle with four LiDAR sensors. Ford, in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm, unveiled a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle that will be used to make progress on future autonomous driving and other advanced technologies.

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Ford recalls Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi charge cords

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The cars affected include the 2012 to 2015 Focus Electric, the 2013 to 2015 Ford C-Max Energi, and the 2013 to 2015 Ford Fusion Energi. Ford announced a recall on Wednesday of the 120-volt charge cords supplied with nearly all of the plug-in hybrid and electric cars it built through 2015. Ford says that if the included charge cords are plugged. Plug-In Hybrids

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News in brief: Ford Fusion Energi to boast 620mile range

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Ford is determined to make its new Fusion Energi (pictured) a serious contender to the dominance of the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-in: and newly released statistics suggest it will be exactly that. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Fusion Energi green cars plug-in hybrid

Tesla Model 3 production, Ford Fusion Energi, and Saudis to invest in Lucid? Today's Car News

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The Ford Fusion Energi gains a longer electric range. A new report claims Tesla Model 3 production is on the right track. A Saudi investment fund wants to invest in electric-car startup Lucid Motors. And we ask how much readers would spend on an electric car in our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Model 3

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets EPA-Approved 47MPG All-Round

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After taking part in a rather unusual fuel-economy test for its non-hybrid 2013 Fusion EcoBoost, Ford has announced its 2013 Fusion Hybrid has just been awarded its official gas mileage ratings by the EPA. Just like the 2013 C-Max Hybrid, the 2013 Fusion Hybrid has been rated at 47 mpg highway, 47 mpg city, and 47 mpg combined.

2019 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets 25 miles from revised battery

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Now, Ford has released details of its slightly updated 2019 Ford Fusion. Ford was the first U.S. carmaker to sell a hybrid-electric vehicle, as well as the second to offer a plug-in hybrid. But since 2013, the carmaker hasn't released a single new electrified vehicle—including battery-electric cars as well as the two types of hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 39 MPG In Consumer Reports Test

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Consumer Reports has confirmed this, with the result of its testing on the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid returning a bittersweet 39 mpg figure. On the one hand, 39 mpg is an excellent result--it makes the Fusion Hybrid All eyes are on Ford at the moment, following criticism that its hybrid models aren't getting anywhere near official EPA gas mileage.

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi, Nissan electric SUV, Feb plug-in sales, silicon battery anodes: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a longer-range Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid, a breakthrough Nissan electric SUV, some whizzy new battery tech, and our final update on last month's U.S. The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi, the company's sole plug-in hybrid model this year, gets a battery-capacity boost and. plug-in electric car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Is Ford Fusion Energi (20-Mile Electric Car) A Volt Competitor?

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As far as we know, not a single auto journalist has yet driven the upcoming plug-in hybrid Energi models of the 2013 Ford C-Max and 2013 Ford Fusion. It led us to wonder whether the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi But an interesting and illuminating post on HybridCars.com offers more details about those cars' electric capabilities than we'd seen to date.

2015 Ford Fusion: Smaller EcoBoost Engine, Manual Gearbox Gone

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The 2015 Ford Fusion sedan now has a simplified lineup of engines, and all of them continue to have just four cylinders--but one has gotten smaller. Time was when mid-size sedans routinely came with V-6 engines of 3.0 liters. But these days, those are rare and expensive high-end options--if they''re even offered at all. When the redesigned

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Ford: Fusion Hybrid Buyers Are Younger Than Toyota's

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The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is setting record hybrid sales numbers for the company, and even beating down Toyota's share of the hybrid segment. The striking styling of the Fusion Hybrid, with its Aston Martin-like front facia It isn't easy bringing a new hybrid to market against the might and experience of Toyota--but Ford is certainly managing.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi: Software Tweaks For Drivability Improvements

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The 2017 Ford Fusion, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, enters its fifth model year with what the industry calls a mid-cycle refresh: a few styling updates, some new standard equipment, and changes to trim levels. The mid-size sedan's hybrid and plug-in hybrid models too benefit from those changes, but electric-car buyers have wondered if the. Green Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

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Fusion Hybrid needs to burn more gas to keep engine healthy: Ford Canada

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CHECK OUT: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test (Mar 2013) After a customer complained of problems. Here's a riddle to consider. When is it a good thing for a hybrid car to burn more gasoline? The answer, at least according to Ford Canada, is when the hybrid in question is driven in a cold climate, but only for short distances. Maintenance Canada

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Very Short First Drive

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Two days ago, we drove the new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid at a Ford media event, one of a handful across the country to show off its redesigned mid-size sedan. The 2013 Fusion will be offered with three gasoline engines--a standard Memo to carmakers: Midtown Manhattan on a weekday can be a challenging, frustrating place to hold a test drive.

2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid & Energi Models To Get $900 Price Cut

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DON''T MISS: Ford Cuts Gas Mileage On 6 Models: What You Need To Know, And Open Questions To fight back, the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion It''s well known that sales of hybrid cars rise and fall in line with gas prices. In recent months, that''s led to lower sales for hybrids as gasoline falls to $2 per gallon or less in many parts of the U.S.

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2013 Ford Fusion Start-Stop System Priced At Just $295

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Ford has announced pricing for the stop-start system on the 2013 Ford Fusion. Usually a system fitted to hybrid vehicles, the Fusion is the first non-hybrid midsize sedan available with stop-start technology, which cuts the engine at a standstill to save gas. Ford claims the system improves real-world fuel efficiency by about 3.5 percent overall

Visteon awarded 1st production program for Fusion platform; launch expected in 2018

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Visteon Corporation has been awarded the first production program for its Fusion connected platform by a leading European-based vehicle manufacturer. Fusion: Integrates multiple systems (e.g.

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2013 Ford Fusion: High-MPG Engines, Hybrid, Plug-In (Video)

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Now that we're back from the Detroit Auto Show, we can say with confidence that the two most important cars of the show were the 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Dodge Dart. The 2013 Fusion in particular got rave reviews for its styling--which blended elements of Audi A7 and even a hint of Aston-Martin sports car in the grille forms--and high hopes

Qualcomm introducing Drive Data platform for sensor fusion

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Qualcomm is introducing the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to collect and analyze intelligently information from a vehicle’s sensors.

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SimplexGrinnell Orders 200 Fusion Hybrids

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SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International Company and provider of fire and life safety systems and services, recently ordered 200 Ford Fusion Hybrids as part of a company-wide effort to replace 25% of its sales fleet with hybrid vehicles. The 200 Fusion Hybrids support a Tyco company-wide environmental program—“Vital World”—to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water consumption by 25% over the next five years.

2017 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV boosts total range to 610 miles

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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi—incorporating enhancements announced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post )—can travel 610 miles (982 km) on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates to be posted to fueleconomy.gov—the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in the US. The 2016 model of the Fusion Energi has a combined range of 550 miles (885 km). Through April, Fusion Energi sales are up 58%.

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Euro VW diesel fix, 2016 Ford Fusion Energi discounts, Dutch gas-car ban: Today's Car News

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Today, a European fix for Volkswagen diesels runs into problems, the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets significant discounts in California, and The Netherlands considers banning sales of new internal-combustion cars in 2025. Cash-back offers on the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid spike, in.

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What does it take to turn a Ford Fusion Hybrid into a Police Responder?

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So what did it take to fashion a standard Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan into the 2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan that Ford introduced yesterday? The hybrid mid-size sedans sold today by Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota are all tuned to provide maximum fuel economy. The company's press release was coy with actual technical. Police car Police Interceptor

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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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When it launched early in 2009 as a 2010 model, the Ford Fusion Hybrid was a sensation. It easily outdid that year's Toyota Camry Hybrid in gas mileage, with ratings of 41 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, for a combined overall rating of 39 mpg. The new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is rated at 41 mpg combined.) That's not as high as the 50-mpg rating of the

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Most Plug-In Electric Car Sales, 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Panasonic Funds Gigafactory: Today's Car News

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Today, the company that sold the most plug-in electric cars worldwide in 2015 isn't one of the usual suspects, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid get some updates, and Panasonic commits $1.6 billion to the Tesla battery "Gigafactory." All this and more on Green Car Reports. Improvements to battery cells will allow the. Today in Car News

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Researcher Describes Conceptual Cold Fusion Battery, or Small Power Unit

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Professor George Miley of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and director of its Fusion Studies Lab, reported on progress toward a “cold fusion battery”—a small power unit that uses a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) (i.e., Miley’s presentation was part of a larger cold fusion topic focus within the larger ACS national meeting. The cold fusion symposium included nearly 50 papers describing research and discoveries on the topic.

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Researchers find injecting tiny grains of lithium improves performance of fusion plasmas

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The finding may quicken the development of fusion energy. High heat and pressure are crucial to fusion, a process in which atomic nuclei—or ions—smash together and release energy; this makes even a brief rise in pressure of great importance for the development of fusion energy. Conditions at the edge of the plasma have a profound effect on the superhot core of the plasma where fusion reactions take place.

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