If you are shopping for greener car options in the Phoenixville area, then you have probably already noticed the new 2017 Ford Fusion Energi boasts a whopping 104 city MPGe rating.

We all know that to save gasoline, protecting the environment from CO2 and your wallet from fluctuating gas prices, you want a car with a high MPG, or miles per gallon, rating. With most conventional vehicles only attaining around 30 MPG, and hybrids maxing out around 50 MPG, a 104 MPG rating on the new Fusion Energi sounds too good to be true. You're a savvy customer for noticing!

The reason the numbers seem unreasonably high is because MPGe is a measurement of how efficient a plug-in hybrid or electric car's battery is, not how efficiently it uses gasoline.

To break it down, electric energy is measured in kilowatt-hours. One gallon of gasoline contains the same amount of energy as 33.7 kilowatt-hours of electricity. Since drivers aren't as familiar with kilowatt-hours as they are with MPG, scientists convert kilowatt hours into the equivalent amount of energy that would be used if the car were burning gas.

So that sky-high 104 MPGe number? The Ford Fusion Energi is undeniably efficient when it comes to operating in its all-electric mode, and offers a 21-mile electric range—enough to make your commute gas-free. However, when the Fusion Energi burns fuel to give it an extended hybrid range up to 610 miles, it gets an EPA-estimated 43 MPG city and 41 MPG highway.

Confused, concerned, or full of questions? Visit John Kennedy Ford Phoenixville and let our hybrid experts explain it all!

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