With Memorial Day weekend just barely a day away, you've probably got some pretty big plans. Between procuring coolers and grills, stocking up on food and drinks, and planning the best route to your favorite warm weather hangout spot, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether or not your plug-in hybrid has the range to get there. This sort of "range anxiety" is a major factor that's put a lot of people off buying a safe, efficient hybrid car in the past. However, with the new 2017 Ford Fusion Energi, Ford aims to change to conversation we have about plug-in hybrid vehicles and put the "range anxiety" debate to rest, once and for all.

The common misconception that surround plug-in hybrid vehicles like the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is that they primarily run on gas, only using their batteries after the tank is empty. In fact, many think that plug-in hybrids can only go a maximum of just over 260 miles, and if you find yourself running out of juice out of range of a charging station, you may as well be up a creek without a paddle. But with the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi, it's actually the exact opposite. The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi actually uses its battery first, with a full charge giving the vehicle an all-electric range of 21 miles. This helps conserve gas during day to day driving, with the average American driving roughly 37 miles a day. However, if you're taking a long trip as many will this Memorial Day weekend, the 2017 Ford Fusion can use its full combined range, split between the battery and the gasoline engine, to get up to 610 miles.

With the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi, you can enjoy all the open road has to offer this Memorial Day weekend without ever having to think about "range anxiety". Give us a chance to show you what this innovative, new plug-in hybrid can really do. Stop in to Duval Ford in Jacksonville for a test drive today!

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