The battery on the 2018 FFE is 7.6 KW. While driving the full EV mode kicks off after about 5.5ish KW used.
It seems that's most non plug in hybrids have a 2 KW battery in them.
I am guessing the Fusion needs that 2 KW to be able to run hybrid and not gas.
(Side bar. My drive to work is 40kms round trip. If I use AC I get around 30kms, if no AC I get 40kms)
If I was able to access the other 2KW on EV mode I would get another 10 kmish range.
It would be nice if there was an option to use full battery. Most days I pull into my garage with 1 KM or 0 KM of EV left.
Another thing. I was curious about public pay chargers. I did read a post on this elsewhere in the forum, but just wanted to confirm my logic.
My local city in Canada just installed 3 public chargers.
Rates are in CAD.
The Rate is $1.50 / hour (and you have to pay normal parking rates)
My understanding of my 2018 Ford Fusion Energi is this.
Takes 2.5 hours on a 240V charger to charge my car.
Assume only 2 hours = $3 for 40KM.
Gas/Hybrid for my car is 5L / 100KM = 2L needed for 40KM. @ $1.30/L that’s only $2.60 to get that far.
I wont use pay chargers cause they cost more than gas.
Just want to make sure my logic is accurate.