Ford Escape Plug In Hybrid

Discussion in 'Ford' started by JedK, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. JedK

    JedK New Member

    This is just a general question because I'm thinking about getting the new Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid.

    There are times I will drive the car pretty far so this shouldn't be a problem but I'm just wondering about this...
    If this were my 80 year old in-laws driving, then the car would never leave the neighborhood. So they would almost always run on battery and never gas.
    Would there be a risk of the gas going stale in the car?

    Jed K
  2. S L .

    S L . Member

    Yes, this is why the volt will turn on the engine to burn the old gas in the tank.

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  3. JedK

    JedK New Member

    Interesting... thanks
  4. PHEVfan

    PHEVfan New Member

    The Fusion and C-Max Energi models will fire up the engine if the gas hasn't been used/filled up in 18 months. One Fusion user who is retired and drives EV only keeps it at <1/4 tank, so once a year or so he runs it to use that up and replace with a couple gallons of new gas. It will do that automatically if you don't do it yourself.
    For those wondering about the quality of 18mo old gas, Ford has a pressurized gas tank to keep the gas fresh longer.
  5. JedK

    JedK New Member

    Thanks for the replies,

    Thanks to Covid-19, these cars are delayed by months. I was hoping to get one this summer, but now they're saying October, and I wonder if that's just wishful thinking. Same for the Toyota Plug-In SUV. There are some pretty good incentives right now as car companies are suffering. While I hope car companies will be doing better in the fall, I also hope the wait doesn't cost me an extra couple of thousand dollars.
  6. Rick Scerbo

    Rick Scerbo New Member

    I did see that the info for the PHEV is on the Ford website. I contacted my dealer and he said he should be to order one within the next 2 weeks.

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