I am about to purchase a Fusion Energi, but I recently read a review comparing it to the Honda Accord plug-in hybrid.
-- The Fusion came out better overall, but the Honda did have one feature I like a LOT,.. an HV charge mode that will charge a depleted battery while cruising along.
-- So,... you could bop around in the morning on battery only and use it all up, then hop in the car for a trip, and a few hours later when you get to your destination, the battery would be charged up, allowing you to bop around town on the battery again.
-- I realize this HV charge mode would use a little more gas, and seems to run counter to the reason for the plug-in charging, but in some circumstances, it would be handy to not have to wait to charge the thing up when you desired EV mode.
Does the Fusion Energi have anything like this?
If you deplete the battery, and the car then has to go to hybrid mode, is it impossible to get the battery charged back up unless you can plug the car in to a charging station?
Thanks for any info.
Edited by Gyrobob, 08 July 2013 - 10:05 AM.