If you’re crazy about owning an electric car than you’ll love what FoMoCo has to offer with its 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid sedans when they enter production in Dec. and hit the markets in early 2009.
The two hybrid sedans are said to be the most technically advanced production vehicles FoMoCo has ever made. Besides the SmartGauge with EcoGuide feature that we saw yesterday, the 2010 Fusion Hybrid and the 2010 Milan Hybrid will be able to travel at a top speed of 47 mph on electric power alone. That’s twice as fast as the current Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid crossovers. The two sedans will be able to do 8 miles on battery power alone before the engine kicks in.
Both hybrids sedans will be powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that makes 155-hp. According to Ford’s director of sustainable mobility and hybrid programs, the two hybrid sedans will get 5 mpg better than the Toyota Camry Hybrid in city driving and will also beat it on the highway. The Toyota Camry Hybrid gets 33/34 mpg (city/highway).
The 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan will reach full production next year and FoMoCo is planning on doubling its output of the sedans from 25,000 to 50,000.
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