Last month, we dispelled a few plug-in hybrid myths, like the fact that they are not the same as a battery-electric vehicle, and that they can operate without being charged up.

There are still plenty of misconceptions about plug-ins that Ford has been eager to educate drivers about -- the automaker has invested $4.5 billion into electrification technology, and plans to add 13 new electrified nameplates to the lineup by 2020, so it's an important subject for the company's future.

A March 2016 Harris Poll found that, out of over 1,000 respondents, the majority believed plug-in hybrids had a short maximum range, under 300 miles. Ford was quick to point out that the new 2017 Fusion Energi has a range up to 610 miles!

It is currently the longest-range plug-in sold in America, adding 60 miles on its 2016 predecessor.

The Fusion Energi achieves such high range by combining 21 miles of gas-free electric range, with an additional hybrid range at an EPA-estimated efficiency of 43mpg city, 41mpg highway.

"Plug-in hybrids are electric vehicles until you run down the battery," said Wade Jackson, marketing manager for Ford Fusion, "then they work exactly like a conventional hybrid. Fusion Energi – with a full battery and a full tank of gas – can go from San Diego, through Los Angeles and all the way up to San Francisco, and still have up to 110 miles of range remaining."

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