Ford Fusion Hybrid travels 1,445 miles on a single tank, averages 81.5 mpg

Going strictly by the Environmental Protection Agency's fuel economy figures, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan on the market,
but Ford today proved it is also one of the most efficient vehicles on the road today, regardless of class. A team of Ford engineers and fuel mileage experts - with a special [...] Read More: http://www.leftlanenews.com/ford-fusion-hybrid-travels-1445-miles-on-a-single-tank-averages-815-mpg.html
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On Apr 29, 2:13am, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

I have heard similar figures for Toyota Prii with people who have learned how to get out lots of miles on them. Jeff
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Jeff wrote:

the Ford Fusion Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan on the market, but Ford today proved it is also one of the most efficient vehicles on the road today, regardless of class. A team of Ford engineers and fuel mileage experts - with a special [...]

Ford openly admits extreme driving techniques were used to achieve the record economy, but the results go a long way in proving the adage its not what you drive but how you drive
wonder what the techniques were.
either way, thats pretty impressive really, and a step in the right direction for Ford.
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My 2005 Escape has 80,000 miles on it, some towing a horse trailer, with no transmission troubles. The transmission in the hybrids is actually far more like a manual transmission in terms of lifespan, than a typical automatic. Perhaps you are thinking of the CVT that was offered for a while in the Fusion. That's a different thing.
The Escape Hybrid taxi fleet in San Francisco is nearing the mandatory retirement age of 350,000 miles. <http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-green-cabs30-2009mar30,0,3523990.story
<http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/2009/04/ford-escape-hybrids-prove-themselves-equal-to-streets-of-san-francisco.html
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snipped-for-privacy@98.usenet.us.com wrote:

<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-green-cabs30-2009mar30,0,3523990.story
<http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/2009/04/ford-escape-hybrids-prove-themselves-equal-to-streets-of-san-francisco.html
CVT is that what the jeep patriots or liberties had? have?
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wrote:

You have to correct the spelling of a few of the responses at the provided website address. The term is "hypermiling", not "hypermilling". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypermiling
My safe way is to move the gas pedal as little as possible and keep the car in the highest gear possible, maintain speed. Anticipate braking. Allow, as much as possible, for cars to pass. Avoid traffic by both location and time of day if possible. Time the traffic lights. Anticipate passing slower vehicles, don't wait until you're on their ass to check traffic to pass the slower vehicle. Anticpate engine braking in advance as engines don't respond to that immediately as in the old days. Use the downslope of a hill for gas economy, not a speed increase. If you're not driving it, turn it off; a pit stop at the convenience store is something I see this often. Long period traffic stops like at a train crossing or major accidents, turn the engine off and roll down the windows. Always allow the engine to come out of the higher rpm cycle when first starting, before driving (not gas economy related though).
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On May 5, 7:27am, "Dioclese" <NONE> wrote:

this is great !
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