Did you know that transportation is the single biggest contributor to air pollution in America? It’s not surprising, though, given the staggering number of cars in the country--about 253 million according to 2014 estimates.
Hybrids to the Rescue
Fortunately, many drivers are crossing over to the “green” side by purchasing hybrid vehicles--cars that run on both a standard combustion engine (fuel-based) and a battery pack (electricity-based). An excellent example of the hi-tech marriage of old and new is the 2016 Ford Fusion, which is available at a dealer in or around Clarksville.
It’s All in the Engine
At the heart of every car is it’s engine, and the Fusion sports the proprietary EcoBoost engine, which marries turbocharging, direct injection, and twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) technologies to deliver exceptional fuel efficiency. Certain variants even have an Auto Stop-Start capability to further increase mileage and minimize emissions.
Despite utilizing two, seemingly incongruous technologies, the Fusion has no compromises when it comes to performance. With an EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg for city driving and 36 mpg for highway driving, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with this ride. In fact, should you decide to go all electric, the battery can power your car for an estimated 19 miles.
Convenience is a Virtue
Plugging your hybrid into a 120-volt power source will fully charge the lithium-ion battery in seven hours. If you wish, you can also get a 240-volt home charging option that can top up the battery in a mere two-and-a-half hours. In other words, you don’t have to wait an eternity to drive your car--it will be ready when you are.