Ford Escape Plug-in Boasts 100 mpg-e
The advanced fourth-generation hybrid technology system, has a class-leading EPA-estimated all-electric fuel economy rating of 100 mpg-e combined.
The all-new Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) now has a best-in-class EPA-estimated all-electric fuel economy rating of 100 MPGe combined and an EPA-estimated (US) 37 miles of all-electric driving range.
The mpg-e, or miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent, is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency metric to compare the amount of energy consumed by alternative fuel vehicles – including those partially powered by electricity, like Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid – to what traditional gas-powered vehicles consume.
Hybrids can serve as a hedge against rising gas prices.
As consumers begin returning to work and taking weekend trips, demand for gasoline is expected to spike from the decades-low prices of the past two months.
The Escape Plug-In Hybrid is part of Ford’s investment of more than $11.5 billion in electrified vehicles.
This Escape features Ford’s innovative fourth-generation hybrid propulsion system, which includes an all-new 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle hybrid engine and electronic continuously variable transmission.
Escape Plug-In Hybrid has plenty of room for passengers and cargo thanks to the smart placement of its liquid-cooled, 14.4-kWh lithium-ion battery below the second-row seats, rather than occupying a significant portion of the cargo area.
Escape Plug-In Hybrid has a Level 1/Level 2 AC charging port. Using a 110-volt Level 1 charger, the estimated time to fully charge the battery is 10 to 11 hours.
Using a 240-volt Level 2 charger, charge time drops to roughly 3.5 hours.3
Hybrid models feature four modes that allow customers to select the setting most suitable for their individual needs.
• In Auto EV mode, the vehicle decides whether to run on gas or electric power.
• In EV Now mode, drivers can operate on all-electric power.
• In EV Later mode, drivers can switch to full gas-hybrid driving to conserve electric miles for later.
• In all-new EV Charge mode, drivers can continue to charge the battery while driving and generate electric-only miles to use later.