Ford announced that the new Fusion Hybrid that will arrive later this year as hit nearly 500 patents in the stride to achieve 47 hybrid miler every gallon.
“Ford continued to invest to develop new products like our new Fusion hybrids during the depths of the economic downturn,” said Chuck Gray, Ford chief engineer of Global Core Engineering Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. “We succeeded in transforming our lineup with leading fuel efficiency, thanks in part to the many Ford inventors who are helping make our Fusion Hybrid America’s most fuel-efficient sedan.”
“The work on the Fusion Hybrid is all about a commitment I made a long time ago to have a positive effect on our environment,” said Ming Kuang, who increased Ford’s hybrid patents from 10 in 2000 to almost 500 today. “It’s about helping make the world my children live in – and the world my children’s children will live in – a better place.”
The Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder gasoline engine, an electric motor and all-new lithium-ion batteries.