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2020 Ford Escape PHEV, 14.4 kWh/30+ EV miles, FWD only


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#1 OFFLINE   jj2me

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:59 AM

https://www.autoblog...ed-hybrid-phev/

 

From the article:

  •  "refreshed 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle"
  • "the "target" is officially 30-plus miles [on EV]"
  • "14.4 kWh battery pack that tucks under the rear seats. The floor is a tad higher "
  • "a system-combined 209 horsepower with the same 153 pound-feet"
  • "will reach a full charge on a Level 2 charger in about 3.5 hours"
  • a fourth EV mode: ""EV Charge" allows you to charge the battery while driving"
  • FWD only: "won't be able to opt for on the Plug-In is all-wheel drive"
  • Available "in spring 2020"

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#2 OFFLINE   muzicman61

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:34 AM

Nice... I'm sure my wife will want one.


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#3 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:11 PM

Saw this on FOX Headlines News: https://www.foxnews....in-hybrid-power  Said available Hybrid this Fall and Plugin Spring with 30 miles EV range.

 

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#4 OFFLINE   jsamp

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 08:55 PM

Yeah, looks like a good replacement for our '07 Escape Hybrid.  If I can just convince the wife to switch ;-)

 

I'm more interested in the Explorer PHEV they just announced.  So far, they've only announced it for Europe, but I'm pretty sure at some point it will be available in the US.  LOVE the towing capacity!

 

https://insideevs.co...-images-videos/

  • up to 40 km (25 miles) of all-electric range
  • 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • all-wheel drive
  • system output of 450 PS and 840 Nm of torque (3.0‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine, 10-speed automatic transmission and 100 PS/ 75 kW electric motor)
  • 2,500 kg (5,511 lbs) of towing capacity
  • 7-seats (2+3+2)

Interestingly, the electric motor is actually smaller than the one in our Fusions (118 PS/ 88kW).  The limiting factor in the Fusion is the battery output, not the motor capacity.


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#5 OFFLINE   4cylinder

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:37 AM

I'm surprised that Ford even bothers exporting such a large vehicle to Europe. Their roads and parking spaces are not friendly to that vehicle class. That's why BMW and Mercedes assemble all their large SUVs in the USA rather than in Germany.

 

Also excited for the Escape PHEV - I might trade in my 2015 Escape when 1 year old ex-fleet/lease vehicles hit the market with the tax credit factored into depreciation :P The all-LCD cluster and improved CoPilot tech are very enticing.

 

Unlike GM and Tesla Ford hasn't hit the tax credit cap yet so bring 'em on!


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#6 OFFLINE   RickEnergi

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:15 AM

I find Ford's "advances" unimpressive, range increases are very lacking.  I hope that in 2 1/2 years when we're ready to buy an SUV they have something that's worth talking about.


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#7 OFFLINE   jsamp

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:55 AM

Seems Ford will only do what it the minimum required to either: meet the gov't mandate, or match the competition.  In this case the 31 miles is to meet the European PHEV mandate of 50km (31 mi) on electric only. 

 

The battery "tucks up underneath the back seats" where my old Escape hybrid NiMH battery took up the whole cargo area floor.  Clearly they could make it bigger if they wanted to, but that would increase price as well which is always a double-edged sword.



#8 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:07 AM

Seems Ford will only do what it the minimum required to either: meet the gov't mandate, or match the competition.  In this case the 31 miles is to meet the European PHEV mandate of 50km (31 mi) on electric only. 

 

The battery "tucks up underneath the back seats" where my old Escape hybrid NiMH battery took up the whole cargo area floor.  Clearly they could make it bigger if they wanted to, but that would increase price as well which is always a double-edged sword.

They aren't meeting the competition.  The 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV is rated at 47 miles.  My friend has one and gets over 50 miles.


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#9 OFFLINE   jsamp

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:25 AM

They aren't meeting the competition.  The 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV is rated at 47 miles.  My friend has one and gets over 50 miles.

 

Maybe I didn't word it quite as clearly as I could have.  I meant to meet the minimum of the competition.  When Prime came out at 25 miles, suddenly the Energi was the worst performer in the pack (not counting the European ~12 mile offerings).  Just as suddenly, Ford upgraded the Fusion to 26 miles.










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