Though it ‘tis a tad dear at $40,000 the first electric Focus is an important symbol for the most profitable of the ‘Big Three,’ which Ford delivered to their first customer, Google right before Christmas.
The car itself is on paper pretty similar to the now ubiquitous Nissan Leaf: range of 100 miles, top speed of 84 mph, seats five, medium cargo space etc.
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In other news, Ford will be releasing three pretty significant vehicles all of which manage at least 40 miles to the gallon. This does not include the Focus Electric, C-Max Hybrid or the plug in hybrid version of the C-Max.
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.
– By: Sawyer Sutton