Dearborn, Michigan based Ford Motor Company will be introducing a full electric Focus along with two versions – a plug-in hybrid and a full-electric -of its new C-MAX minivan later this year. But the company has no plans to stop electrifying there.
In an article he wrote for Fortune magazine, FoMoCo Chairman Bill Ford said that about 25 percent of the company’s fleet will be electrified by 2020. Ford said that it is critical for automakers to build smaller and cleaner cars as global oil prices increase and more congestion appears on our roads.
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“For the first time in more than a century, some of the most fundamental and enduring elements of the automobile are being radically transformed,” Ford wrote. He said that the company is ‘hedging its bets’ by developing hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full electric-vehicles.
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.
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– By: Roman Bronfenbrener
Source: Automotive News