I was wrong, way wrong. I stated that a team of drivers, including hypermiller Wayne Gerdes and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, could not drive a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid over 1,000 miles on a single tank of gas. But the team ticked over the 1,000 mark with a 1/3 tank of gas left and proceed to drive an extra 445.7 miles. In all, the drive was 47 hours of continuous driving done by an entire team of people. The stunt concluded yesterday morning with Edwards hit the 1,000 mark himself. Thankfully, this car ride didn’t end like the Sprint Cup race at Talladega just last Sunday. Then again, the speeds were a bit slower on this drive. This test does reinforce that the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a true contender in the hybrid cockfight. Ford also claims, and we can’t find any evidence to the contrary, that the sedan is the largest, most fuel efficient vehicle available. I didn’t see anything near this mileage during my 3,200 mile trip in the same model, but I wasn’t trying to break any records. I did break some speed limits though.
Edwards 4/26/09 Talladega incident