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2012 Ford Focus Electric

By luanpa in | January 13, 2011 | Comments Off on 2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford’s new Focus Electric, built in Michigan and on sale in late 2011, is the latest entry in the company’s growing stable battery-powered vehicles.The zero-CO2-emissions, gasoline-free version of Ford’s popular small car is the flagship of the company’s growing fleet of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles coming to North America and Europe by 2013.

Clearly aimed at younger, tech-savvy buyers, the five-door hatchback will come with a “driver information suite” that bundles a special version of MyFord Touch along with MyFord Mobile, a new smartphone app that enables owners to monitor vehicle functions and settings while on the go.The Ford Focus Electric will launch in late 2011 and is designed to offer enough range to cover the majority of daily driving habits of Americans.It will offer a mile-per-gallon equivalent better than Chevrolet Volt and competitive with other battery electric vehicles.

The Focus Electric also will come with a 120-volt “convenience cord” for charging at any standard outlet.An extra-cost item is the 240-volt wall-mounted home charging station that enables the Focus Electric to be fully charged in three to fours.

The all-electric powertrain and single-speed transmission provide immediate responsiveness and smooth acceleration when the driver pushes down the accelerator, up to a top speed of 84 mph (136 kph).

Among the standard features on the Focus Electric are electronic traction control, six airbags, hands-free telephone connectivity, pushbutton start, 17-inch alloy wheels, Sony audio system with CD and MP3 player, Sirius satellite radio with Travel Link and voice-activated navigation.

Both the gasoline and electric versions of the 2012 Focus for North America will be assembled at Ford’s Wayne plant in Michigan.”Ford Focus Electric is the culmination of years of research and development,” said Kuzak.”More importantly, it’s the start of an exciting new era for Ford and our customers.”

2012 Ford Focus Electric front

2012 Ford Focus Electric front2

2012 Ford Focus Electric side

2012 Ford Focus Electric rear side

2012 Ford Focus Electric interior



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