What’s new for the 2015 Ford Fusion

The 2015 Ford Fusion is going to feature a couple of small changes – nothing too drastic.

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The C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid – A Day in the Life.

“I’ve really got to go – I don’t want to be late for work.” I kiss my wife and kids on the forehead, grab my coffee and head out of the kitchen to the garage. I unplug my C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid (well, actually, I unplugged the lamp over by my workshop by accident – the plugs look the same, and they’re plugged into the same outlet. Maybe someday, I’ll get a dedicated charger installed – one of the ones that draws about as much power as a clothes drier – about 240V, 30amps. Then, the car would only take less than three hours to charge fully, instead of the seven hours or so it takes plugging it into a normal outlet. In any case, I unplugged my car). I stow the charging cable in the storage compartment under the 2nd row floor mat. My wife’s C-Max Hybrid has the same compartment, but she uses it to stow her e-book reader when she goes into stores. I don’t think anyone is going to try to steal it, but she likes that added security of knowing that its completely hidden from the outside.

Foot on the brake, Intelligent Access Key in my pocket, got my wallet and briefcase, coffee. Ok, I’m ready to go. Push the button to start the car (nothing seems to happen, but that’s normal – the gas engine doesn’t start until its needed). Backing out of the driveway, I’m glad I opted for the rear camera and reverse sensing on my car – one of the kids left their tricycle practically under my bumper. There’s no way I could have seen it, you know, other than making sure the driveway was clear before I started driving (oops). Continue reading