Yes, the Ford Focus Electric has no engine, no emissions and is good for the environment. But there is something else that Ford Focus Electric doesn’t have. Like other electric-vehicles the battery electric powertrain reduces the number of moving components when compared to a conventional internal combustion-engined vehicle.
Ford is pointing out in a short press release that the “Focus Electric drivers will spend far less time and money on maintenance.”
Check out the list of the top 25 items that the Ford Focus Electric will never have to worry about.
Refresher: The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is powered by a 100-kilowatt electric-motor with a 23 kWh batter. Working together the system produces 123-hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. Ford says that the Focus Electric can travel at a top speed of 84 mph and has a total range of up to 100 miles on a single charge. With the 240-volt home charging station, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric can reach full charge in 3 to 4 hours. On a standard 120-volt outlet, the Focus Electric will take up to 20 hours.
2012 Ford Focus Electric:
The top 25 items that usually require inspection, maintenance or replacement during the 10-year, 150,000-mile life of a conventional car that the Ford Focus Electric will never have to worry about:
Fuel injectors/fuel pump
Power steering fluid
Radiator hose, lower
Radiator hose, upper
Spark plug wires
Transmission adjustment (automatics)
Transmission filter (automatics)
Transmission fluid or oil
– By: Omar Rana