According tomedia reports, Ford has unveiled a new PHEV model, the 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid car. This car promises to surpass the RAV4 PHEV in terms of economy and price. The latest Escape variant with 100MPG fuel economy uses the carmaker’s gasoline-electric drivetrain.
This means it can accommodate larger batteries than Fusion Energy plug-in mixing, providing longer full power range. Although its electric range is only 37 miles, dwarfing that of an all-electric vehicle, it is 11 miles longer than the older Fusion Energy PHEV.
In fact, Ford’s biggest competitor is Toyota dealers. Ford points out that the Escape PHEV is 6MPG more fuel-efficient than the RAV4 plug-in hybrid. And it’s about $5,000 cheaper.
It is understood that the ford new car is equipped with a 2.5L Atkinson gas engine and an electronic stepless transmission (CVT). It also combines an electric motor with a 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. It’s worth noting that the 2020 Escape isn’t the only plug-in hybrid. Instead, ford will power every configuration of the compact SUV, with the exception of the S and SE Sport.
It is reported that the car will provide four driving modes options, respectively, Auto EV, EV Now, EV Charge. The Auto EV mode will allow the car to decide whether to use a gasoline system or an electric system based on current conditions, the EV Now mode will put the Escape PHEV into full-electric driving, the EV Later will allow the system to use the electric system later, using only the gasoline system, and the EV Charge system will use a gasoline engine to charge the battery.
The car has a Level 2-compatible charging port, and if you have a 240V socket, the 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid will be fully charged in about 3.3 hours. Ford says it will take 10 to 11 hours to use a 110V Level 1 charger.
Since the battery is placed under the rear seat, it does not have any effect on the storage space. Like comparable models, the 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid is equipped with the Ford Co-Pilot360 as standard, as well as optional features including adaptive cruise control, steering aid and Active Park Assist 2.0.
The 2020 escape PHEV starts at $35,000 (excluding federal subsidies).