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How to Drive a Fusion Hybrid/Energi to get Great Gas Mileage

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#1 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:28 AM

For those FFE drivers that haven't been on the other  Fusion/CMAX Hybrid/Energi Forums.
 

I have made three YouTube Videos for driving a CMAX the way it was designed to be driven Called How to drive a CMAX Hybrid to get great gas mileage, Also CMAX Mods to improve MPG's and Hypermiling to improve MPG's.

 

 

 

 

Efficiency and Aerodynamic Mods:  The First thing to do is to raise your tire pressure of your Michelin's to 50psi which is safe to do and I got 64k miles for each set of tires on my CMAX. smile.png

 

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Hypermiling Video not recommended for those who can't focus on situational awareness of traffic around you all the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s09mywF78g4&feature=youtu.be

 

Let me know what you think, any improvements.

 

Paul


Edited by ptjones, 09 April 2017 - 10:42 AM.

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


Edited by ptjones, 23 August 2018 - 09:45 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   ptjones

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  • My Fusion's Year:2013

Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:29 AM

Just filled up and got 58.3 mpg/ 770 miles / 13.2 gal. and 50% Hwy with some A/C, temps 70-95*F and have averaged 55.1 mpg for last 10 fill ups.  YouTube views are up to almost 10k now. smile.png

 

Paul



#3 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:45 AM

I drove up to Silver Comet Depot to bike ride about 49 miles on State routes (50-55 mph) and got 63.4 mpg.  Going Home 43 miles, 27 mi. FWY, 16 mi. SR's got 61.9 mpg with speeds 75-45 mph. Every is working great with temps 75-85*F and 208K miles on the car. smile.png

 

Paul


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#4 OFFLINE   jj2me

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:38 PM

208K, nice to hear. Is that the NiMH or Lithium battery Hybrid? Any major repairs or strandings? (I've never seen 45 mpg hybrid on a long trip, though rightfully so since I'm always adding 5-10 to the speed limit.)

#5 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:15 PM

208K, nice to hear. Is that the NiMH or Lithium battery Hybrid? Any major repairs or strandings? (I've never seen 45 mpg hybrid on a long trip, though rightfully so since I'm always adding 5-10 to the speed limit.)

CMAX has the same drive train as Fusion Energi/Hybrid, Lion HVB. Ford paid for my trans being replaced 110k mi. ago and I just replaced right side half shaft. It wasn't to bad and $150 cost. If you use all the info in my YouTube videos you should be able to get 50+ mpg. :)

 

Paul


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#6 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:45 AM

Well my Fuelly average went up to 49.1 mpg now and  this is some encouragement for others that even with 208k miles your average can still go up. Last Tank I got 61.3 mpg.smile.png

 

Paul


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