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First of all I have to say I love my Ford and I am sure my wife and dog love my Ford I take them for a ride every day…..I will admit that there are quite a few things that I have not figured out yet and it has been eight months that I have had it…I am an old man of 75 years and techagie has passed me by…..My wife has a Toyota but since I have been taken my wife and dog she will admit that it is a smooth riding car The Ford…I was in the recal and my car was tied up for a few weeks and I was so glad to get it back I had an other vehicle during this time and I did not like it……..

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I have owned Ford's Fusion S E Hybrid 2013 for over a year now. Still learning its features. I love the design and features of this car. However, I am disappointed with its Energy recovery system. It uses "brake" to regenrate electricity, which is good when one is driving in the city. But on highways, which is what I do mostly, one hardly uses brake. So you are on gas engine on highway. My average reading of fuel usage, as given by my car computer display, is 5l/100 km or 47 miles/ gallon. This is not bad, but a 4 cylinder gas car can also perform that as well. On highway, there is a lot of air that is being channeled through the car to reduce air resistance. Why not use this wind to drive an air turbine, which in turn drives generator to charge the battery?. I am aware of wind turbines being used on experimental level. I am not sure what Ford has not used the wind turbine idea, but I feel that together with brake recovery, one should be able to recover a lot of energy and make this vehicle go many more miles withut having to refill gasoline. I am a small fish in the ocean, but hope Ford will pay attention to my idea and respond. I am a Ford fan and have owned 6 Ford automobiles during last 47 years.Thank you Ford.
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