This era is the era of fuel efficient cars, and every automobile company is making electric or hybrid cars. Well it is the demand of the modern world, people and companies are looking for the alternative energy to run the vehicle. The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid SUV is also the one of new entry in this category. The plug-in hybrid vehicles allow fully electric city drive with extended range gasoline travel when needed.
The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid SUV is mid range SUV by Ford. And it there to show an alternative option to other electric or hybrid SUVs around.
The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid SUV
Coming to the outlook of this new vehicle, the most obvious change is the front grill. The grille itself might not be that much bigger, but its borders are visibly thicker. And Ford refers to as an “iconic front grille” that gives a sleek and imposing look. What about the back of the SUV? The placement of the tailgate’s handle is very important at the back. It sticks out on the U.S and Euro-spec models. On the other hand, for the Chinese version it is nicely hidden above the license plate, near the rearview camera.
For the power, The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-in hybrid SUV version is equipped with liquid-cooled 14.4-kWh lithium battery pack. Which make it to can handle 30 or more miles (at least 50 km) of purely electric driving that is sufficient enough for the city travelling.
On the other hand, for longer range or harder driving, a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle gasoline engine. And it produces a total power output of up to 221 hp (165 kilowatts). Besides that, the plug-in will charge fully from zero in 10 to 11 hours on a 110-volt wall plug, or 3.5 hours on a 240-volt level 2 charger.
Modes and Other Engine Option
There are four EV modes to choose from, the EV Now, which goes fully electric until the battery runs down. Then there is the EV Later, which goes full gasoline and saves the battery power for later use. The third one is an Auto EV, which allows the vehicle choose the most suitable power delivery; and finally a new EV Charge mode, which runs it on gasoline and powers up a generator to charge up the battery as the drive.
If you are looking for other engine options, there is couple of EcoBoost turbos. While the biggest being a 2-liter, and the smaller being a 1.5 liter with cylinder deactivation technology as a focus on fuel efficiency.