Richmond72 wrote:I think I saw where you have a Fusion Energi, too. How do you like it and what kind of electric miles are you getting in it? We almost got one last summer but ended up with a MKZ Hybrid instead.
When we were looking for a car back in November, I saw the MKZ Hybrid at Cherokee in Alpharetta and was powerfully tempted. It's a very good looking and nicely finished car. I imagine you must be pleased. I really like the Fusion Energi, especially how quiet and smooth-driving it is. I hardly notice when the ICE comes on.
Presently, my wife is driving the Fusion for her 54 mile round trip commute. If she would plug in at work, we'd be getting more electric miles, but I think she prefers to park under cover in the garage rather than outdoors where the plug is and, I think, hooking up the portable charger is more of a hassle than she wants to mess with. Nevertheless, we've gotten 64 mpg over the last two months and that includes a 400 mile road trip in December. Evenings and weekends in the Fusion end up being mostly electric and that helps.
Our plan is that once it warms up and range is not an issue, she will drive the Focus on her commute and I will drive the Fusion. My commute is only 26 miles round trip. I can plug in at work so long as I can snag one of the spaces close to my office suite. Even if I don't charge at work, I can drive a higher percentage of my commute in EV than she can. So, with warmer weather and me driving the Fusion, I expect its average mpg to improve significantly.
After years of driving an F-150 like a little old lady, watching the gas gauge drop like there was a hole in the tank, and $100 fillups for the 32 gallon tank, the logic of driving in EV mode in the Fusion hit me like a bolt of lightning, which was the impetus for going out and buying the FFEV. I am nearly able to make my lease payment on the Focus with what I was paying for gas for the F-150.
I just got off the phone with Kenny at SSFord. I'm taking the Focus in Thursday afternoon for him to do the bumper cover repair on Friday. They are giving me a loaner just as they did when they replaced the grill. I'm pleased that the dealer is working this hard to make me happy. I'll post an "after" pic once the job is finished.
My wife was thinking of naming your car "Stormy" before we decided on the white one. I'm glad she found a good home.