Chad (cannibal) wrote,
Chad
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Fusion Hybrid goes 1445.7 miles on a tank of gas

That's 81.5 mpg, almost exactly the distance from New York to Key West on one tank of gas.

For the Ford Fusion Hybrid JDRF Challenge, a team of Ford engineers in Virginia with help from hypermiling world record holder Wayne Gerdes and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards (who came in the day after his wreck to drive the 1000th mile) ran a production Fusion to empty, driving in shifts over three days.

JDRF gets $8004 in donations from Ford and BP employees trying to guess the final mileage... I was too low, I guessed 1230 miles, which is about the best I could get with normal city driving and air conditioning.

http://www.thefordstory.com/ for videos of the event.
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