27 Sep '13, 12pm

Ford Plug-Ins Use Enough Electric-Only Miles To Circle World Eight Times Every Day

Ford discovered its plug-in hybrid vehicles rack up enough electric-only miles every day to drive around the earth nearly eight times. Data show Ford plug-in hybrids are being driven about 203,000 electric miles every day and more than 8,400 miles every hour. The aggregate data are collected through MyFord Mobile, available on Ford’s plug-in vehicles, Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi, and Focus Electric. Ford said the number of electric-only miles is expected to continue increasing, as data suggest driving habits evolve for new hybrid owners through the use of MyFord Mobile and other features such as SmartGauge with EcoGuide. After six months, nearly 30 percent of all trips are gas-free compared with about 20 percent at the beginning of vehicle ownership. Mike Tinskey, Ford global director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure, says MyFord Mobile data showing, among ...

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