Next Ford Fusion Hybrid will be a plug-in called "Energi"

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Yeah, so, this is happening. We knew a new Fusion hybrid would come when the new Evos concept-based model arrives next year. Now, the US Patent and Trademark office reveals not only what they could potentially be calling it — "Energi" — but also that it's a plug-in hybrid, too.

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Do you care? Nope. But I was getting annoyed that nobody's reported on it yet and, well, doesn't it feel good to read it here before any other sites covered it?

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Just remember that you heard it here first. For whatever that's worth.

CORRECTION: All the upcoming Ford plug-in hybrids will have Energi in their names — just look at the C-Max Energi — the bottom line is that regardless of name, the next hybrid Fusion will be available as a plug-in.

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