2013 Ford Fusion Energi
The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is the latest Ford to earn a “five-star” Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The “Overall” score sums up vehicle performance in frontal, side-impact, and roll-over crashes. The 2013 Ford Fusion energi received highest possible 5-star rating in frontal and side-impact accidents, and 4-stars in roll-over safety. The plug-in hybrid follows the Ford Fusion and Ford Fusion Hybrid in earning the highest possible safety rating awarded by the US government. Steve Kenner, the Global Director of the Ford Automotive Safety Office says, “The Fusion Energi combines the highest possible safety ratings from NHTSA and great fuel economy, two things we know customers are looking for in their vehicles. Our strategy is to provide our customers with a range of powertrain options in our vehicles, while still leading in fuel economy in every segment that we compete.”
To view the NHTSA crash test results click here.
- 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid
Need another reason to pre-order a 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid? They’re now approved to travel in California’s High Ococupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes! In fact, The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has bestowed the honor among more 2013 Fords than just about any other make of vehicle! Here are the details according to Ford.com:
“To earn access to these faster moving carpool lanes, vehicles must qualify for tax rebates through California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, which is overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). A vehicle that qualifies earns a special sticker that identifies it as having HOV privileges.
Ford Fusion Energi buyers are eligible to receive a $1,500 tax rebate – in addition to a $3,750 federal tax credit – making Fusion the third Ford brand vehicle to now qualify for California’s special financial and driving incentives, and putting Ford in the lead, along with Toyota, for having the most vehicles of any automaker allowed access to the state’s carpool lanes. Ford Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid also qualify.”
So, no more excuses. It’s time to take that Golden State road trip!
Sources: www.ford.com, www.motortrend.com