Panasonic to Power Ford?s Fusion and C-MAX HEV and PHEVs
Li-Ion Prismatics with a lot less weight and a lot more power density are the way forward for Ford. 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE ? Along with a 47/44 mpgUS city/highway rating, more details are on the way soon. The next generation Fusion Hybrid is slated to arrive with all-new Li-Ion batteries that save weight and can absorb and discharge more power than previous Sanyo based cylindrical Ni-MH batteries, while raising maximum glide speed from 47 mph to 62 mph.