Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid Review: Efficiency and Utility

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Available Power
Without much effort we were able to drive primarily in electric mode on city streets as well as at highway speeds. Acceleration is not very strong when sticking to electric driving in the Escape PHEV, but it’s nice to know that the power is available when needed. When crossing a busy intersection or passing slower vehicles, full throttle brings on the internal combustion engine and the Escape moves quickly. Once the conditions no longer require the additional power the engine shuts down and returns to EV-only mode.

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