How a Ford Hybrid Can Make the Earth, and Your Dashboard, Greener

Cars produce a lot of carbon emissions by burning fossil fuels. Hybrid models, like the Fusion Energi, are designed to help reduce the amount of oil we use in our day to day lives, by supplementing the internal combustion engine with an electric motor.

To really get the full benefit of a hybrid car, though, you have to know how to drive it efficiently.

That's why every Ford hybrid comes with the SmartGauge® with EcoGuide duel-LCD display, which provides up-to-the-second information on everything from battery use to fuel economy. One prominent feature doesn't rely on numbers to tell you how efficiently you're driving.

It uses leaves.

Efficiency Leaves grow like a garden across the right side of the EcoGuide screen as you drive more efficiently. When your driving is less efficient, the leaves die. Even though they're just digital simulations, most people find themselves quickly altering their habits to "win the game," and grow more leaves.

Visit Johnson Brothers Ford for more ideas on reducing your tailpipe emissions!

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