Ford today unveiled the new Ford Edge with HySeries Drive, the world’s first ever drivable fuel cell hybrid electric plug-in. The Ford Edge with HySeries Drive combines an onboard hydrogen fuel cell generator with lithium-ion batteries to deliver more than 41 mpg with zero emissions. For those who drive less than 50 miles each day, the average jumps to more than 80 mpg.
The plug-in hybrid is powered by a 336-volt lithium-ion battery pack at all times. The vehicle drives the first 25 miles each day on stored electricity alone, after which the fuel cell begins operating to keep the battery pack charged. This provides another 200 miles of range for a total of 225 miles with zero emissions.