2012 Ford Focus Electric Electricity to the rescue Review The Car Guide

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2012 Ford Focus Electricity to the rescue

At the dawn of the age, consumers had the choice electric, gas and steam engines and select the one that best their needs. Eventually, gas won out for reasons: better range, accessibility, etc. Unfortunately, gas and is non-renewable.

A century later, we another solution.

After automakers are turning more and toward electricity. Toyota, was one of the leaders in the field of hybrid has been surpassed by Mitsubishi Nissan (Leaf), Chevrolet and Ford (Transit Connect EV and Focus EV).

Focus

Ford recently invited to an introduction on its hybrid/electric program and particular emphasis on the Focus which will soon be to the general public. This Focus will be very to the conventional Focus. So similar in that it is built on the same line at the MAP (Michigan Assembly in Wayne, a suburb of Dearborn).

Besides the engine, the main between a regular Focus and an Focus is the electric version’s 350 kilos (giving it a total of 1,665 kilos).

Note this assembly line is flexible. When an electric is on the line, all the employees have to do is a battery pack instead of a tank. In this plant, also assemble the C-Max and plug-in versions, but we’ll back to that later.

back to our electric Focus, its develops the equivalent of 143 horsepower kW) and 184 lbs.-ft. of torque. It has a 23 kWh-capacity battery provided by LG Chem. it is liquid cooled AND heated.

According to Ford, its range is 160 km, and it three to four hours to at a 240-volt outlet and 18 to 20 hours at a outlet. If you want my opinion, not so much the range that’s the as it is the recharging time with a outlet. You won’t be able to a short night of charging if you on leaving again the next

It’s all about budget

But I The Focus Electric will go for in Canada, which is more a little pricy for a compact. lucky Quebec residents can the $8,000 rebate from the government – if you purchase it in 2012, is. The amount will go down to in 2013, $4,000 in 2014 and in 2015. In defence of this Focus, note that it come fully loaded.

Even the MyFord Mobile which manages an infinite of the car’s settings remotely – and is with BlackBerry, iPhone and — will be free for five Let’s only hope it will be easier to understand the ever-annoying MyFord Touch The Focus Electric will be available as a hatchback.

This will be sold by a network of dealerships that will been certified in advance. that are currently certified to and service hybrid vehicles not necessarily be able to do the same for hybrids.

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Already on the scene in Europe for years now, the Ford will only be sold in as a hybrid or rechargeable hybrid The C-Max, built on a Focus will not be offered with a engine so as not to hurt the new Escape final version was unveiled at the Auto Show in January

The C-Max Hybrid will get a gasoline engine aided by an motor, but we don’t yet know how it will be. What we do know is it will feature approximately combined power and 130 lbs.-ft. of It will feature a continuously transmission (CVT) and a lithium-ion pack. Ford says you’ll be able to go up to 75 km/hr in mode only.

Note this system has been entirely by Ford.

As for the C-Max Energi, a replica of the Volt, its gas engine will as a generator and recharge the battery the car is in motion. Once properly the C-Max Energi will a driving range of more 800 kilometres. The C-Max Hybrid and will be unveiled in 2012 as models.

We’ll keep you as information comes available.

electricity, which was banned the auto industry for so long, to be making a comeback, it’s too soon to tell if it will be Obviously, today’s all-electric aren’t really well for life outside of cities. At hybrids or rechargeable hybrids or, if you prefer, with extended range) would be much appropriate. In any case, it’s that within the next few consumers will have a of many different engine

It’s no accident that is planning on building 100,000 vehicles (hybrids, extended hybrids or all-electric) by 2013.

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