Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced that a team of drivers will put a 2010 Fusion Hybrid to the test this weekend, attempting to drive more than 1,000 miles (1,609 km) on a single tank of fuel.

The drivers, including NASCAR star Carl Edwards and world-record breaking hypermiler Wayne Gerdes, will raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the process.

The 1,000-Mile Challenge will begin on April 25 from Mount Vernon, Virginia, and end on April 27 in Washington, D.C., with the team driving for more than 43 hours continuously to reach the goal. The Fusion Hybrid will need to average at least 57 m.p.g.US (4.1 L/100 km) to achieve the goal.

The Fusion Hybrid being used will be a factory-produced model with no modifications or alternations, and will run on regular 87-octane gasoline.

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