Where Do You Plug It In? - 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Where Do You Plug It In?

February 19, 2010


So I come out of Costco the other night and there's this very attractive women in her mid-twenties circling our long-term Ford Fusion Hybrid. I pop the trunk and start unloading my 789 rolls of toilet paper when she starts in on the questions.

I tell her how well it drives. How very comfortable I find the seats. What kind of mileage we've been getting. How it has been very reliable since we bought it just a couple of months ago.

But suddenly her questions stop and she starts looking around the car again. After two full laps around its flanks she says, "Okay, I give up."

"What do you mean?" I ask.

"Where do you plug it in?'


"It's a hybrid isn't it?" She shoots back.


"Well, where do you plug it in."

You should have seen her face when I told her it runs on good old gasoline.

"You mean it's not electric?"

"Nope. It's like a Prius," I say. "You gas it up at the gas station."

"You mean the Prius isn't electric either? The salesman at the Toyota dealer told me it was electric. You sure. I'm starting to think you don't know what you're talking about."

I'd had enough. I grabbed my vat of yellow mustard and got the heck out of there.

Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief 

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