PHOTO CAPTION: 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has up to 20 miles of EV-mode range.

Ford Fusion Energi Electric Hybrid Granted HOV Access In California

Fusion Energi electric hybrid is now third Ford model eligible for coveted carpool lanes in California.

Published: 22-Feb-2013

Ford Motor Co. had some good news for California drivers Thursday: Its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid had been approved for use in the state's carpool lanes.

The Fusion plug-in is the third Ford vehicle currently sold that is eligible for the much-coveted HOV sticker, which allows owners to use their cars in the carpool lanes with only a single passenger.

Ford's all-electric Focus EV and it C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid are also eligible for the stickers.


Ford Focus Electric lists for $39,995.

EPA rates the Focus Electric at 99 mpg equivalent in highway driving and 110 mpg equivalent in city driving.

2012 Ford Fusion will have $295 automatic stop-start feature to save fuel.

Fusion's Auto Start-Stop option will help drivers save as much as $1,100 over five years at today's fuel prices, Ford announces.

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