I bought a 2015 Fusion Energi with 40k on it last week, and it's been pretty disappointing. Until I started driving it I had no idea about the thermal management & related capacity loss issues that Ford's PHEVs suffer ... but needless to say, after seeing that I was only getting between 3.6 and 4.0 kwh out of a full battery (depending on the temperature), I knew something wasn't right. My first charge from empty was only about 3 hours 30 minutes, although it's been running closer to 3:50-4:00 now that the car's been used for a week. After reading through these forums, I realized that Ford doesn't stand behind its products, and that I'm basically up a creek without a paddle on this one. This knocks me down from an all-electric commute to work with partial electric going home to a 3/4 electric 1/4 gas commute to work with all gas going home.
Also already the cabin coolant heater has been sporadically faulting out, and neither Ford (since it's slightly out of warranty) nor the dealer who sold it want to step up. So disappointed. Wish I hadn't bought a Ford, and I will never make that mistake again.
Now that I've been educated, I will never buy another electric vehicle that doesn't have a liquid cooled battery (and critically, a liquid cooled battery with a heat exchanger to the A/C system). I so wish I'd paid the extra money to get a Volt .
To add insult to injury, I asked my employer about using the plugs in the parking lot to charge (which would have alleviated the capacity loss problem*), and I got the response "Those are for fleet vehicles only. Until [name of megacorp that I work for] subsidizes fossil fuel vehicles, electric vehicle drivers can buy their own electric." Nobody actually ever bothers to plug in the fleet cars, though, so those plugs just go unused. The real irony here is that at the corporate level, they have had an eco-friendly brand push going for over a decade, they have shifted the entire corporate fleet to Volts, and until recently they were a major manufacturer of EVSEs.
* Yes, I realize that twice-daily charging is 'bad', but according to Forscan my battery never gets over 75-80 basically no matter what I do, because it's 32 degrees outside right now ... so for the winter at least, it'd probably be OK.
Edited by danjayh, 19 November 2018 - 08:23 PM.