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2013 Ford Fusion Energi Snags NHTSA Five-Star Rating

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Despite the added weight and complexity, the Ford Fusion Energi matched–and even exceeded–the ratings of its conventional and hybrid siblings in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash tests. All three of Ford’s 2013 Fusions– the Fusion, to the Fusion Hybrid, and the Fusion Energi–received five out of five stars in overall ratings by NHTSA. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave the Fusion its coveted “Top Safety Pick+” rating, following an “acceptable” rating in ...

Ford Shows Off Electric Fiesta Prototype

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We’ve seen the Ford Fiesta offered with a numbrer of different powertrains, ranging from small three-cylinder engines to turbocharged four-cylinder engines with 197 hp, but until now, we hadn’t seen one powered by electricity, like this new Fiesta eWheelDrive prototype. Like its larger Focus Electric sibling, the Fiesta eWheelDrive is propelled by an electric motor, which is powered by a battery pack – but remarkably, that’s about where the similarities end. Where the Focus Electric puts ...